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Paper: 3D-Visualization of Astronomical Data in a Web Browser
Volume: 512, Astronomical Data Analysis Software and Systems XXV
Page: 503
Authors: Schaaff, A.; Deparis, N.; Gillet, N.; Ocvirk, P.; Steinmetz, A.; Lespingal, P.; Buecher, N.
Abstract: We present an ongoing work started this year around 3D-Visualization of astronomical data in a simple Web browser, especially simulation data. The development is based on Javascript / WebGL and offers a multi-view display, several ingestion formats of the data, highlighting of physical values, etc. After native developments during the last years with the Oculus Rift to navigate in simulation data we have also implemented the Oculus view as a capability of our tool. It works with nightly build browsers implementing MOZVR. As the tool can run in a smartphone Web browser we provide also a Cardboard view but currently with limited user interactions. The immersive capabilities are proposed as an added value without being mandatory. This represents a best effort development to handle large datasets in a Web browser but with limited hardware resources.
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