AGOCG Rendering Evaluation - Packages - AVS
AGOCG logo
Graphics Multimedia VR Visualisation Contents
Training Reports Workshops Briefings Index

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: the older AVS5 and the current AVS/Express 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 available about dataflow systems in general, including AVS.

Output Formats Generated

The result of working with AVS can be a 3D abstract scene. 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 CHEST deal. 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.

Graphics     Multimedia      Virtual Environments      Visualisation      Contents