Drishti : Volume Exploration and Presentation Tool


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Drishti interface and engine has been rewritten using QT with an aim towards presenting a better user experience.

Ancient version

Drishti-0.1.8 is still available.


Latest versions (v2.0 and above) now available for download from

Github site

Graphics Hardware Requirements for 3d Renderer

Development is being done on NVIDIA Quadro FX 1000. The software should work on any NVIDIA card from FX 5200 and above. The program should also work on any GPU supporting OpenGL 2.0 feature set (NVIDIA/ATI/3DLabs/...).

Changes in v1.0.2

Windows Executable

MacOSX Executable

Source Code

Windows version has been compiled using the following libraries :
Qt 4.5.0 : http://www.qtsoftware.com
libQGLViewer 2.3.1 : http://artis.imag.fr/Software/QGLViewer
glmedia : libglmedia-0.1.3.tar.gz
netCDF v3.2 : www.unidata.ucar.edu/software/netcdf/
glew-1.5.1 : glew.sourceforge.net
glut 3.7 : www.opengl.org/resources/libraries/glut
ImageMagick 6.2.9 : http://www.imagemagick.org
for DICOM and 16/32-bit grayscale image stack
hdf 4.2r3 : http://hdf.ncsa.uiuc.edu/products/hdf4

* HDF4 on some linux flavours creates problems for reading and writing netCDF files because HDF4 library has non compatible netCDF bindings.


For instructions on compiling under linux see here.

If you use Drishti in your work please quote the following reference :

Ajay Limaye, Drishti - Volume Exploration and Presentation Tool,
Poster presentation,Vis 2006, Baltimore.

For any comments/suggestions, please send me an email at : Ajay.Limaye@anu.edu.au

Drishti : Volume Exploration and Presentation Tool