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Fastest Cars in the World

ThrustSSC, the British jet-powered car holds the current land speed record, set in 1997, of 763mph. ThrustSSC used EnSight to help it break the record, along with computing power of Cray Research. (citation) Now teams are going after the record again. An all volunteer team of Americans is trying to bring the record back to […]

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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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