DKRZ ParaView tutorial document#

 Here is a glimpse of the tutorial contents:

  • Chapter 1 “Introduction and Overview” — The first Chapter starts with an overview of Paraview and briefly explains the underlying visualization toolkit pipeline. The second part of this chapter concentrates on an introduction of the user interface, some data preparation necessary, and creates a first simple visualization examples using an ECHAM atmospheric data sets. The visualizations are annotated by captions, a color bar, as well as an Earth’s texture for reference.

  • Chapter 2 “Scalar Data” — The second Chapter discusses the available techniques for scalar data visualization. Among these are parallel and oblique slicing, surface and iso-surface rendering, volume visualization, contouring and clipping, uncertainty visualization, as well as general data filtering and processing.

  • Chapter 3 “Vector Data” — After the visualization of scalar data, Chapter 3 demonstrates the available vector visualization methods, and explains how to combine two or three scalar fields to create one vector data set. This data is then mapped and displayed using streamlines, arrows & glyphs, as well as by using a line integrated convolution (LIC) texture.

  • Chapter 4 “Info Vis” — The following Chapter diverts into the area of information visualization techniques, which are very powerful for an interactive data analysis and exploration. This includes scatterplot matrices, parallel coordinates, histograms and other data analysis tools. This chapter also discusses the principles of linking & brushing.

  • Chapter 5 “ICON Data” — Chapter 5 focuses on loading and working with ICON data sets. A plugin specifically developed by DKRZ, that reads and loads ICON data, is explained using several examples.

You can download the tutorial pdf document, as well as the accompanying tutorial data here: