Kitware has announced VolView 3.0, an interactive system for volume visualization that allows scientists and researchers to quickly explore and analyze complex 3D medical and scientific data on Mac, Windows and Linux computers. Users can upload and explore both 2D and 3D data sets, using volume rendering, maximum intensity projects, and oblique reformatting techniques. There is an API (application programming interface) kit for third-parties and advanced users to perform custom data processing.
New in this release is a simplified user interface, quick-access toolbar, GPU acceleration under Nvidia graphics platforms, ability to load and display multiple datasets, and a new Bezier contour tool. To learn more visit them at: www.kitware.com
Nvidia Releases OpenGL 3.0 Drivers
Nvidia announced this week that they have released fully supported OpenGL 3.0 drivers for Windows XP, Windows Vista, and Linux platforms on select GeForce and Quadro GPU solutions.
The company stated: “Further demonstrating our leadership and commitment to OpenGL and the standardization process, these drivers enable software developers to take full advantage of all OpenGL 3.0 capabilities, accelerating their delivery of cutting-edge media platforms and applications.
Apple’s Mac OS X 10.6 “Snow Leopard” is expected to support OpenGL 3.0 for applications and many of Apple’s professional applications like Motion may push the limits of OpenGL 3.0 capabilities. New OpenGL 3.0 extensions include: