Dynamic Visualizer Brings Interactive 3D Manipulations to
Wolfram Research, Inc. announces the
release of Dynamic Visualizer, the newest member of the
Applications Library. Dynamic Visualizer gives Mathematica
users a new and
easy way to interactively manipulate, render, and animate 3D graphics
objects. With standard Mathematica commands, objects of
arbitrary size and
complexity can be rendered in real time. Researchers can use Dynamic
Visualizer to visualize models and simulations in real time, while
educators can use it to create interactive tutorials and clear,
demonstrations. Dynamic Visualizer requires Mathematica 3
or higher and is
available for Windows and Macintosh platforms.
With Dynamic Visualizer, users can interactively direct and
object's location, orientation, and speed of rotation either with the
mouse or by keyboard commands. Each object's location can be set
or relative to the current position of another object.
Object surface properties under the user's control include diffuse
reflectivity, specular reflectivity, transparency, and ambient lighting.
Dynamic Visualizer offers different ways to render each object in
time, including point clouds, wire frames, and filled polygons with
surface removal. Polygons can be assigned flat color, rendered with
Gouraud shading, or covered with a texture map.
Simulations and animations created with Dynamic Visualizer can
as movies in AVI format on Windows platforms and in QuickTime format on
Macintosh. Dynamic Visualizer can be controlled either with its
and menu interface--without the need for command lines--or from within
Mathematica. Information about the location and orientation of
Visualizer objects can even be read back into Mathematica for use
Dynamic Visualizer joins the growing Mathematica
series of Mathematica-based applications harnessing the
abilities of Mathematica for use in a particular field or
important theoretical tools with a wide variety of potential
Dynamic Visualizer was developed by Milo Hedge Ltd.
More information on
Dynamic Visualizer is available. To order Dynamic
Visualizer, visit the store or contact
your local reseller.