Windows : Version 0.1.8
Drishti interface and engine is being rewritten in QT with an aim towards presenting a better user experience.
Get the version in the early development stages. Source code available on request.
Drishti stands for vision or insight in Sanskrit, an Indian language.
Why would someone spend time writing yavr - yet another volume renderer, when there are so many volume renderers floating around?
The aim of this yet another volume renderer is to learn about volume rendering and implement some of my own ideas. Although many volume renderers allow users to employ 2D transfer functions, very few give the ability to rotate volume as a simple animation and fewer still give the facility to choreograph own camera moves. Most of the freely as well as commercially available softwares stop here. Drishti goes way beyond, it provides facility to animate transfer functions, animate volumetric time series, animate sub-volumes, all this and much more.
Drishti has not been written to test out new volume rendering algorithms or as a part of research on volume rendering. The program has been developed keeping in mind the end-use : visualizing tomography data, electron-microscopy data, etc. Understanding the data set is important and conveying that understanding to the research community or a lay person is equally important. Drishti is aiming for both. The central idea about Drishti is that the scientists should be able to use it for exploring volumetric datasets as well as use it in presentations.
The software has been under development for past two years and will be continually upgraded to add new useful features. The current strength of Drishti is animation and image quality.