[Paraview] ANN: ParaView 3.12.0 RC-2 available for download
david.partyka at kitware.com
Thu Sep 29 15:39:43 EDT 2011
The ParaView team is pleased to announce the availability of the ParaView
3.12.0 Release Candidate 2 binaries for download on the ParaView (
http://paraview.org/paraview/resources/software.html). ParaView 3.12 can be
considered as a bug-fix release with over 180 issues resolved. The detailed
list can be found at http://www.paraview.org/Bug/changelog_page.php.
With Python being one of the preferred means of interacting with ParaView,
we've added support to create animation tracks that use Python scripts to
build highly customized animations.
Plugins support is one of the strong points of ParaView and with this
release, we've made it easier to load deployed plugins on the server
processes as well. All distributed plugins are now listed on the client as
well as the server side.
The release includes updates to LANL's streaming framework.
The multiresolution streaming view now automatically adjusts resolution
to match the projected image size. Also, VTK filters are now able to modify
meta-information which means they can modify the data while still allowing
the streaming framework to cull and prioritize pieces. An example is a new
spherical warp filter that projects flat data onto the globe while correctly
tracking piece bounding boxes.
Also, there are updates to support users of the cosmology and windblade
formats. For example the MaskPoints filter (used to place glyphs and in
other places) was updated with new options that improve random sampling in
parallel. Likewise VTK's Gaussian Splatter filter is now exposed in ParaView
which makes it easy to visualize point set data with imaging filters. The
cosmo and windblade readers have also been revised.
This version includes some major changes under the covers. ParaView 3.12
includes improvements to the underpinnings of ParaView ServerManager. The
communication layer under the ParaView ServerManager was upgraded to
minimize communication as well as making it easier to debug and trace
messages being exchanged between client and server. We now use
Google Protocol Buffers, for example, to exchange messages between client
In addition, there are several small but notable improvements included in
this release for example, the views now use caching to avoid re-renders from
repaints due to menus and dialogs popup up on the screen; volume rendering
of uniform grids now supports shading; ability to enable specular highlights
when using scalar coloring and others.
The updated userguide can be accessed at:
Or in PDF form at:
The development team has adopted a git-workflow-based development process
that is integrated with the ParaView Bug Tracker (http://paraview.org/Bug).
The workflow enables us to track every change that goes into ParaView and
maintain a stable repository.
We value your feedback. Please use http://paraview.uservoice.com/ or click
on the "Tell us what you think" link on paraview.org to leave your feedback
and vote for new features.
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