Packages - AVS
Purpose and General Description
AVS is a scientific visualization system.
It provides a visual approach to analysing scientific and other data,
using the dataflow approach to visualization.
It is currently available in 2 versions:
and the current
which comes in a Visualization Edition and
a Developers' Edition.
A wide range of public domain modules
are available from the
International AVS Centre.
More information (dating from 1995) is
about dataflow systems in general, including AVS.
Output Formats Generated
The result of working with AVS can be a 3D abstract
Although AVS has a renderer, there may be reasons for
wishing to export 3D scenes - for example,
to make it available on the Web,
to make a high quality still or video
or to analyse it in a VR system.
AVS generates its own geometry format
and in Visualization Edition can also generate VRML.
Other modules from the
International AVS Centre
can create other geometry formats.
Supplier and Cost
In the UK academic community,
AVS is commercially available via a
In the UK but outside the academic community, it is available from
Advanced Visual Systems Ltd
and otherwise from
Advanced Visual Systems
Information last updated on 2 December 1997.
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