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CSpray: a collaborative scientific visualization application
Author(s): Alex Pang; Craig M. Wittenbrink; Tom Goodman
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Paper Abstract

We present the design and implementation of Collaborative Spray or CSpray (pronounced 'sea spray'). CSpray is a CSCW (Computer Supported Cooperative Work) application geared towards supporting multiple users in a collaborative scientific visualization setting. Scientists are allowed to share data sets, graphics primitives, images, and create visualization products within a view independent shared workspace. CSpray supports incremental updates to reduce network traffic, separates large data streams from smaller command streams with a two level communication strategy, provides different service levels according to client's resources, enforces permissions for different levels of sharing, distinguishes private from public resources, and provides multiple fair and intuitive floor control schemes for shared objects. Off the shelf multimedia tools such as nv and vat can be used concurrently. CSpray is based on the spray rendering visualization interaction technique to generate contours, surfaces, particles, and other graphics primitives from scientific data sets such as those found in oceanography and meteorology.

Paper Details

Date Published: 14 March 1995
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 2417, Multimedia Computing and Networking 1995, (14 March 1995); doi: 10.1117/12.206057
Show Author Affiliations
Alex Pang, Univ. of California/Santa Cruz (United States)
Craig M. Wittenbrink, Univ. of California/Santa Cruz (United States)
Tom Goodman, Univ. of California/Santa Cruz (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 2417:
Multimedia Computing and Networking 1995
Arturo A. Rodriguez; Jacek Maitan, Editor(s)

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