Issue No. 05 - Sept.-Oct. (2013 vol. 33)
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/MCG.2013.68
Katrin Scharnowski , University of Stuttgart
Michael Krone , University of Stuttgart
Filip Sadlo , University of Stuttgart
Philipp Beck , University of Stuttgart
Johannes Roth , University of Stuttgart
Hans-Rainer Trebin , University of Stuttgart
Thomas Ertl , University of Stuttgart
The winners of the 2012 IEEE Visualization Contest combined methods from molecular, flow, and scalar data visualization to reveal the characteristics and processes in the contest data. Because the simulated material didn't behave according to theory from textbooks, one challenge was to find meaningful visualizations to facilitate exploratory analysis. The contest winners created an interactive visual-analysis application based on MegaMol, their visualization framework. The tailored visualizations revealed data characteristics such as thermal vibrations and the spatial distribution of polarization domains. Domain expert knowledge verified the results. This video at http://youtu.be/RXnNKekY7VE shows the dataset used and the development of vector clusters over time.
K. Scharnowski et al., "2012 IEEE Visualization Contest Winner: Visualizing Polarization Domains in Barium Titanate," in IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 33, no. 5, pp. 9-17, 2013.