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Volume Rendering

Volume Rendering provides a new visualization technique within EnSight.  This new method does not create polygons like clip planes or isosurfaces, instead it creates pixel-accurate fog or mist-like rendering of the model or part based on a “transfer function”. [mediacore height="315px" public_url="http://ceisoftware.mediacore.tv/media/volume-rendering-of-flow-past-a-moving-valve" thumb_url="http://cdnassets.mediacore.tv/sites/4831/images/media/530151m-rB_gUvKJ.jpg" title="Volume Rendering of flow past a moving valve" width="560px"] The easiest way […]

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Pro Graphics Cards

What do you get when you upgrade to the modern advanced professional graphics cards?  Aren’t all graphics cards the same? Not at all.  Professional graphics cards offer features that we can leverage in EnSight, higher capacities, and professional graphics driver support. Features of EnSight that are only supported on recent card architectures: 1) Volume rendering, including […]

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Distance Field Calculator Function

What is a Distance Field and Why Do I Care? Before we begin, we should define the signed distance field being computed by this new function. Put simply, the distance field is a nodal, scalar quantity which is the minimum distance from each node to any node on a target part. In EnSight, the field […]

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Importing and Plotting CSV Files

Importing and Plotting CSV Files Import a query from a CSV (Comma Separated Value) formatted text file EnSight has the ability to read queries from external ASCII text files, but the format of these files are specific to EnSight (see the User Manual, chapter 11.10). Many users have data in standard tabular formatted text files […]

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EnVe Side-by-Side Video Editing

Side-by-Side Animation Example There was a recent request in from a user: I have two models, and I have post processed them the same. I have similar animations from each result. What I’d really like to do, is to paste the animations in a side-by-side mode so that there is a new single combined animation […]

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