Welcome to the Scientific Visualisation Graduate Course! (HT18)

During this first week you will have a couple of tasks to do.

  • Install ParaView on your laptop
  • Browse through the lecture notes
  • Making some simple Visualisations using Paraview

The schedule below is intended to be helpful for you to make some kind of structure of your studies. But you might find it necessary to study some parts more than others and in that case you are of course free to do so.

The course is based on this book:

Data Visualization: Principles and Practice, Second Edition
Alexandru C. Telea

2014 by A K Peters/CRC Press
Reference – 617 Pages – 224 Color & 224 B/W Illustrations
ISBN 9781466585263 – CAT# K19084


November 19, Monday

These are the slides for the lecture about Paraview. Please read them to get get an introduction to Paraview and the toolkit on which it is bade: VTK.

Chapter 4 in the textbook.

Install ParaView on your laptop according to these instructions. This might take all day… but if you make it really quick then get acquainted with ParaView.

Start with the preparation exercises in Paraview.

November 20, Tuesday

These are the slides for the first lecture. Please read them to get get an introduction to Scientific Visualisation and Computer Graphics.

Chapter 1,2 in the textbook.

November 21, Wednesday

Read about Data Representation and Scalar Algorithms in the textbook.

We provide some slides from the Campus Course as well, even if they will not be used in the course.

Chapter 3,5 in the textbook.

November 22, Thursday

Read about Vector Algorithms and High Dimensional Algorithms in the textbook.

We provide some slides from the Campus Course as well, even if they will not be used in the course.

Chapter 6,7 in the textbook.

November 23, Friday

Also read about Volume Rendering.

Chapter 6,7, 10 in the textbook.

These are the slides about Stereo and Perception. Please read them also to be prepared for the lectures.

You do not need python for this course, but you might want to be able to convert your own data into a format that Paraview can read. therefore, it is good that you have some knowledge about how python works and how it is different from the programming language you usually use in your research. Please browse through the python tutorial.

The nine first chapters are the most important ones and you should read through them carefully. Please try some of the lines of code to see what actually happens when you execute them. Chapter 7.2 is especially important as we are going to use file I/O in the course. The chapters are very short and probably you can find other tutorials that give you more information online. I would recommend this tutorial as it is quite nice.

Also have a look at the documentation.

Now you should be well prepared for the lectures and labs held in Polacksbacken room 2344 in the coming week!

November 26, Monday
13:15-13:45, Anders, Introduction to SeSE and The visualisation course
14:00-15:00, Lab, ParaView Various Datasets
15:15-17:00, Alex, Introduction

November 27, Tuesday
9:15-11:00, Alex, Data Representation
11:15-12:00, Lab, ParaView Volume Rendering 1
13:15-15:00, Stefan, Stereo Rendering in Theory and Practice.
15:15-16:00, Stefan, Perceptual Issues in Visualisation.

November 28, Wednesday
09:15-11:00, Alex, Scalar Algorithms
11:15-16:00, Lab, ParaView Volume Rendering 2

November 29, Thursday
9:15-11:00, Alex, Vector Algorithms
11:15-16:00, project-ht-2018

November 30, Friday
9:15-11:00, Alex,  Higher-Dimensional Algorithms
11:15-12:00, Fredrik, 3D Stereo Rendering a project.

December 3, Monday – 7 Friday
During this week you will do your project.

If you choose to do the predefined project instead of using your own data, you can use this data and reader.

Deadline for project 9 of December. Make a 1 or 2 page paper (pdf) with images describing your solution and hand it in to Anders Hast in an email.

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