IDaVIE-v: immersive Data Visualisation Interactive Explorer for volumetric rendering
Lucia Marchetti, Thomas H. Jarrett, Angus Comrie, Alexander K. Sivitilli, Fabio Vitello, Ugo Becciani, A. R. Taylor
We present the beta release of iDaVIE-v, a new Virtual Reality software for data cube exploration. The beta release of iDaVIE-v (immersive Data Visualisation Interactive Explorer for volumetric rendering) is planned for release in early 2021. iDaVIE-v has been developed through the Unity game engine using the SteamVR plugin and is compatible with all commercial headsets. It allows the visualization, exploration and interaction of data for scientific analysis. Originally developed to serve the HI Radio Astronomy community for HI source identification, the software has now completed the alpha testing phase and is already showing capabilities that will serve the broader astronomical community and more. iDaVIE-v has been developed at the IDIA Visualisation Lab (IVL) based at the University of Cape Town in collaboration with the Italian National Institute for Astrophysics (INAF) in Catania.
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