This appendix contains views of some of the models that come with OpenGL Performer. The first nine images in this chapter were created using the Lightscape Visualization System, available from Lightscape Technologies, Inc., in San Jose, California. For information on Lightscape software, call 408-246-1155.
The image in Figure C-1 was created by A.J. Diamond, Donald Schmitt and Company, Toronto. For information, call 416-862-8800. The database that the image illustrates is part of the OpenGL Performer software distribution.
The image in Figure C-2 was also created by A.J. Diamond, Donald Schmitt and Company, from the same database.
The image in Figure C-3 was created by Advanced Graphics Applications, Toronto. For more information, call 905-279-3838. The database that the image illustrates is part of the Friends of Performer software distribution.
The image in Figure C-4 was created by A.J. Diamond, Donald Schmitt and Company.
The image in Figure C-5 was created by Design Vision Inc., Toronto. For more information, call 416-585-2020.
The image in Figure C-6 was created by Digital Architecture, Isao Nagaoka, and Joe Henke, New York. For information, call 212-587-4148.
The image in Figure C-7 was created by Advanced Graphics Applications.
The image in Figure C-8 was created by A.J. Diamond, Donald Schmitt and Company.
The image in Figure C-9 was created by Lightscape Technologies, Inc. The database that the image illustrates is a model of the Unity Church and community house project designed by Frank Lloyd Wright in 1906. This database is part of the OpenGL Performer software distribution.
The image in Figure C-10 was created by Delphi International with Yosemite image data courtesy of the National Park Service. This image used ClipTexture to drape 0.5m image data onto an Active Surface Definition terrain with 5m elevation data. Delphi International is a global provider of high-end data visualization software and services. Image copyright of Delphi International.
The image in Figure C-11 was created with DI-Guy, realistic humans for virtual environments, produced by Boston Dynamics Inc., using run-time morphing for smoothly animated and interactive figures. Image copyright of Boston Dynamics Inc.
The image in Figure C-12 is a screen snapshot of a 60Hz fly through of an archeological reconstruction of the Palace from Chosun Dinasty in Seoul, Korea. de Pinxi uses Performer for its interactive experiences. The model was created from ancient maps by de Pinxi for LG, Korea. Image copyright of de Pinxi.
IVEX provides real-time visual systems for commercial and military flight simulation. Superior integrated image generators, database scenarios, and complete system integration services use clipmapping, ASD, and calligraphic lights. The image in Figure C-13 is provided courtesy of IVEX.
Thomson Training & Simulation is the leading simulator manufacturer outside of North America. The image in Figure C-14 is provided courtesy of Thomson Training & Simulation.
Southwest Research Institute received an R&D 100 award for development of the patented Weather Environment Simulation Technology (WEST) process. WEST enables volumetric rendering of real-world weather conditions through the use of dynamically shaped billboards. The process assures real-time performance by prioritizing weather elements in the field of view. The image in Figure C-15 is a copyright of SWRI.
Vega Marine is OpenGL Performer-based visual simulation software for the development of maritime applications. This module, one of many within the Vega Development system, generates a real-time dynamic ocean modeled as a textured surface with wave heights and periods corresponding to sea states. Vega Marine provides special effects essential to realistic maritime simulation. These effects include wakes, wind effects on water, constant tension and constant length lines, moored buoys, depth (bathymetry) effects, foam, flotsam, surf, horizon glow, and glare from the sun. The image in Figure C-16 is a copyright of Paradigm Simulation Inc.
The image in Figure C-17 shows an aircraft 60 Hz visual system with advanced visual effects, including runway aeronautical model lighting. Landing lobes implementation affects terrain following and cultural features illumination. The simulation uses fully geospecific real-time database paging and advanced weather model. The image is provided courtesy of Construcciones Aeronauticas S.A., Madrid, Spain.