Issue No. 06 - November/December (2009 vol. 29)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MCG.2009.125
M. Wolter , RWTH Aachen Univ., Aachen, Germany
I. Tedjo-Palczynski , RWTH Aachen Univ., Aachen, Germany
B. Hentschel , RWTH Aachen Univ., Aachen, Germany
T. Kuhlen , RWTH Aachen Univ., Aachen, Germany
Scientific-visualization tools can make time-varying simulations easier to understand. The growing efficiency of today's high-performance computers enables simulation of physical phenomena with a high temporal resolution. Consequently, visualization systems require efficient navigation in the temporal dimension. This 3D user interface employs direct-manipulation metaphors for temporal navigation in scientific visualizations. By interacting with objects using their 3D trajectory, users can navigate in time by specifying spatial inputs.
Navigation, Visualization, Computational modeling, Physics computing, Computer simulation, Spatial resolution, User interfaces
M. Wolter, I. Tedjo-Palczynski, B. Hentschel and T. Kuhlen, "Spatial Input for Temporal Navigation in Scientific Visualizations," in IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 29, no. 6, pp. 54-64, 2009.