Paraview Yurt Megathread

by Spencer Cheleden

All you need to Visualize DATA IN THE YURT WITH PARAVIEW


  • This document collects all of the information needed to setup and use Paraview in the Yurt. Paraview is "an open-source, multi-platform data analysis and visualization application," developed by Kitware. It has many powerful tools to analyze complicated datasets that benefit from visualization that can yield both qualitative and quantitative insights.

  • Researchers at Brown's Center for Computing and Visualization successfully ported version 5.6.0 of Paraview to the Yurt, Brown's state-of-the-art VR cave environment. Much of the functionality from the desktop vision of Paraview remains and thus the program can offer powerful insight into data by combining Paraview's analysis and rendering with a 3D VR environment. This page attempts to give succinct instructions for visualizing data in the Yurt!

The Links You'll Need

  • Setting up Paraview for the Yurt: This page outlines the necessary steps you will need to take in order to use Paraview for the Yurt.

  • Using Paraview Save States: This page describes how to make use of Paraview's save state feature to speed up the process of using complex data sets in the Yurt (and allows for more work to be done remotely).

  • Known Issues: This page tracks known issues discovered over the course of the class in the Yurt and some common fixes.

  • Paraview Build: How to build Paraview from scratch.

Fun Examples of Paraview Usage

  • Visualizing Multiphase Flow Data in the Yurt

  • Shreya?

  • Laura?

  • Zach?

Page TODO: Add fun picture of Paraview Working in the Yurt!