The images below are a stereo pair from the Visible Human dataset generated
in realtime using MPIRE on the Tera MTA.
MPIRE is an interactive, distributed, direct volume rendering system. The user has a choice of rendering engines (splatting or ray casting) and a choice of
platforms (Cray T3D, Cray T3E, Tera MTA or SGI workstation). The rendering engine is selected and controlled via a graphical user interface in the form of either a
Java applet or an AVS module. Either interface gives the user direct control over all rendering parameters.
MPIRE on the MTA will be a featured demo
in SDSC's booth at SC '98. The demo is scheduled for 11/12 at 12:00 p.m. on the SC '98
exhibit floor in Orlando.
Disclaimer; I guess it's possible this could
give you a migraine or cause your eyes to stay permanently crossed
so follow these instructions at your own risk.
To see stereo (these images look
a little dull until you see them in stereo, then they jump off the
screen) make sure your web browser is wide enough so that the skulls
are side by side. Sit about 4 feet away from your screen (a little
farther than usual) and gently cross your eyes until 3 images
appear. This may take some experimentation as to distance and
degree of cross-eyedness. When you see 3 images just keep looking at
the middle image.
More info on MPIRE
More info on Tera