3-D Data Visualization

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This brief illustrates some of the 3-D visualization capabilities in Mira MX x64, Mira Pro x64, and Mira Pro Ultimate Edition. Here, we show how Mira's 3-D visualization tools can be used to better understand numerical models that are part of almost any academic or R&D imaging application.

To load your model data into Mira, you need to know only its width, height, and numeric data type. Your model doesn't need to be written to any particular image format, and Mira supports real and integer arrays ranging from 8 to 64 bits per pixel. Once the 2-D array is opened in Mira, a superb 3-D rendering is just a button click away. To help understand your model, you can move the viewpoint around the data, change the characteristics of the light source, switch to an intensity rendering, even apply a pseudo-color palette as a function of array value or reflectivity. If that's not sufficient, you can set the view rotating while you scrutinize its topology. And, if you need, say, 3 copies rotating simultaneously but viewed from different elevations, then that too is easy to do.