Review of Visualisation Systems
The maturity of the AVS product is one of its strengths. The first version of AVS (AVS1) was released in April 1989 and it is now currently in its fifth version (AVS5). The new development environment AVS/Express was released during 1994 and the summer of 1995 will see AVS6 which will be based upon the new architecture of AVS/Express bringing many new improvements.
There is also a very good infrastructure in place for the AVS system in the public domain with the International AVS Center's activities in the US collecting and porting user contributed modules.
One of the disadvantages, as with most of the application builders, is the complexity of the system for the first time user. This leads to an initial steep learning curve which can be an obstacle for novices. Improvements in on-line help and tutorial facilities would alleviate this and the releases of AVS6 may address these.
Generated with CERN WebMaker
Graphics Multimedia Virtual Environments Visualisation Contents