More Terrain Rendering: Mt.St.Helens / Zion / AquaNox / GeoVis / GISMO
Mt.St.Helens (Gallery 7): As an example of a pratical application of terrain rendering these images show Mt.St.Helens before, during, and after eruption at the 18th of May in 1980. The impact of the eruption can be explored interactively by coupling the two different views of the vulcano.
San Francisco (Gallery 8):
Here you can see a series of nearly photo realistic screen shots that show the peninsula of San Francisco. The greyscale texture map is a high resolution ortho-image with dimensions 4096x4096, which corresponds to a resolution of about 15 meters. The height field has a resolution of approximately 90 meters.
Zion Canyon (Gallery 9):
In Oktober 2000 Ißve been at the Visualization ' 00 Conference in Salt Lake City. Before that I spent one week in Zion National Park, Utah. For anyone interested, here are some pictures from a virtual flight over the Zion Canyon. The height field of dimensions 2049x2049 has been obtained from the USGS.
AquaNox Prerelease (Gallery 10):
Some prerelease images of Massive Development's next generation game AquaNox demonstrating the synergetic effects of using an advanced terrain renderer and highly detailed object models.
AquaNox NVIDIA GameSpot (Gallery 11):
These are the GeForce3 prerelease screenshots of AquaNox presented at the first NVIDIA Gamespot. The accompanying prerelease video is also available from here. After AquaNox went gold on 2.October 2001, the release date was set to 11.October 2001, so just go get it and look for yourself.
GeoVis (Gallery 12):
In 1999 a group of student researchers of the Institute of Geography at the University of Erlangen visited the Cerro Sillajhuay in Chile to study the extreme arid climate in the Atacama high desert. Back in Germany they used our interactive terrain renderer to view and explore the research area from a birds point of view (above pictures). The advantages of such a combined traditional and virtual expedition are pretty convincing. For more information on that topic please visit the GeoVis web page of Tobias Bolch.
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