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VisIt hands-on tutorial for PRACE SoHPC 2015 at BSC

This tutorial is a compilation of the tutorial made by Brandt Westing from the Texas Advanced Computing Center, University of Texas at Austin, and modified for newer version of VisIt 2.9.2.

Example data noise.silo is part of VisIt data samples that can be found also under /opt/visit*/data/ directory

Contours of a scalar variable Images are shown reduced to preserve spacing. If interested klick on them to compare your screen with natural size.

Contours of a scalar variable

  1. Open VisIt and noise.silo with a single command or use File -> Open
    LIBGL_ALWAYS_INDIRECT=1 visit -o /opt/visit2_9_2.linux-x86_64/data/noise.silo
    
  2. Type Ctrl+I to display info about the data opened and then close the window
  3. Click Add -> Contour -> hardyglobal
  4. Click Draw
  5. Double click on Contour (or Right-click ->Edit plot description)
  6. Under select by choose ->N Levels enter 5
  7. Change the opacity levels
  8. Click Apply
  9. Click Dismiss
  10. Click Delete

Pseudocolor and Isosurfaces for a scalar variable

  1. Click Add -> Pseudocolor -> hardyglobal
  2. Click Draw
  3. Click Operator -> Slicing -> Isosurface
  4. Click Draw Pseudocolor and Isosurfaces for a scalar variable
  5. Click Arrow to expand
  6. Double-Click Isosurface
  7. Under Select by choose ->Percent(s) enter 40
  8. Click Apply
  9. Rotate with a mouse

We will add additional isosurface at 80%

  1. Double-Click -> Pseudocolor
  2. Change Opacity
  3. Click Apply & Dismiss
  4. Click Add -> Pseudocolor -> hardyglobal
  5. Click Operator -> Slicing -> Isosurface
  6. Click Arrow to expand
  7. Double-Click Isosurface
  8. Disable Apply operators to all plots on GUI window
  9. Under Select by choose ->Percent(s) enter 80
  10. Click Apply -> Dismiss -> Draw

Clip Isosurfaces

Clip Isosurfaces

  1. Click and enable -> apply operators and selection to all plots
  2. Click Operators -> Selection -> Clip
  3. Click Draw
  4. Double-Click -> Clip
  5. Click Plane 2
  6. Click Apply & Dismiss
  7. Click x (to delete)
  8. Click Draw

Slice Isosurfaces

Slice Isosurfaces

Continue from previous example.

  1. Click Operators -> Slicing -> Slice
  2. Click Draw
  3. Double-Click -> Slice
  4. Click Z-Axis & Project to 2D
  5. Click Apply
  6. Click Dismiss

Create Glyph of Vector

Create Glyph of Vector

  1. Unselect Apply operators/ selection to all plots
  2. Click Add -> Vector -> airVfGradient
  3. Click Draw
  4. Double click on Vector
  5. Under N vectors enter 4000
  6. Click Apply
  7. Click Dismiss
  8. Click Hide/Show to hide.

Create Streamlines

Create Streamlines

  1. Click Add -> Streamline -> grad
  2. Double click on Streamline
  3. Under Source Type Select Plane
  4. Enter:
    • Samples in X: 8
    • Samples in Y: 8
    • Streamline Direction Both
  5. Click Apply
  6. Click Dismiss
  7. Click Draw
  8. Double click on Streamline
  9. Click on Appearance
  10. Under draw as select Tubes
  11. Click Apply
  12. Under Data Value select Variable
  13. Under Variable select Scalars -> hardyglobal
  14. Click Apply
  15. Under Color -> Color table, click Default Choose hot_desaturated
  16. Click Apply & Dismiss

Background Color and Legend

Background Color and Legend

Continue from previous example.

  1. Click on Controls -> Annotation (Ctrl+N)
  2. Click on Colors
  3. Select Black for Background and White for Foreground
  4. Click Apply
  5. Click on General
  6. Click No annotations
  7. Click legend
  8. Click Apply & Dismiss
  9. Hide Pseudocolor Plots

Create Slice

Create Slice

Continue from previous example.

  1. Click Add -> Pseudocolor -> grad_magnitude
  2. Click Draw
  3. Click Operator -> Slicing -> Slice
  4. Double click on Slice
  5. Select Z Axis
  6. Unselect project to 2D
  7. Click Apply & Dismiss
  8. Click Draw
  9. Click Hide/Show on Streamline to show plots together
  10. Hide everything

Create Volume Rendering

Continue from previous example.

  1. Click Add -> Volume -> grad_magnitude
  2. Click Draw (This might take some time but we continue anyway)
  3. Double click on Volume
  4. Change 1D Transfer Function graph by freely drawing in Opacity and removing lower range intensities.Opacity for volume rendering
  5. Click Apply
  6. Click Dismiss
  7. Show previous plots and explore results by rotating, zooming, switching ...

Create Volume Rendering

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