Splotch: Ray Tracer to Visualize SPH Simulations

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Splotch: Ray Tracer to Visualize SPH Simulations

Post by owlice » Thu Mar 03, 2011 11:15 pm

Splotch: Ray Tracer to Visualize SPH Simulations

Abstract: Splotch is a light and fast, publicly available, ray-tracer software tool which supports the effective visualization of cosmological simulations data. The algorithm it relies on is designed to deal with point-like data, optimizing the ray-tracing calculation by ordering the particles as a function of their 'depth', defined as a function of one of the coordinates or other associated parameters. Realistic three-dimensional impressions are reached through a composition of the final colour in each pixel properly calculating emission and absorption of individual volume elements.

Credit: Dolag, Klaus; Reinecke, Martin; Gheller, Claudio; Rivi, Marzia; Krokos, Mel; Jin, Zhefan

Site: https://wwwmpa.mpa-garching.mpg.de/~kdolag/Splotch/
https://ui.adsabs.harvard.edu/abs/2008NJPh...10l5006D

Bibcode: 2011ascl.soft03005D

Preferred citation method: Please acknowledge use by placing a footnote in the main body of the paper referring to the Splotch website at the first image produced with Splotch

ID: ascl:1103.005
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