Kelvin - Large Model Visualization
Kelvin is an application programming interface (API) project dedicated for the
interactive visualization of large geometric models. It is based on the
Jupiter API of Hewlett-Packard (HP). HP
is funding the Kelvin project with the following project goals:
The early beta linux version was completed in August 2000, while the
occlusion culling functionality will be completed in the first
quarter of 2001. The third project goal will probably managed as
open project by HP.
- Linux version of Jupiter
- Improved Occlusion Culling
- Parallelization of the Jupiter Visualization Pipepline
for pthreaded SMP systems
The beta Linux version of Jupiter is now available for download.
Some example models can be downloaded from here. All models
were part of the original jupiter distribution, while some models
are originally from other sources (i.e., the BoomBox model):
Very soon, we will also provide additional example models,
the simplifier demo, and some pre-compiled static libaries.
for other HP OpenSource projects and more Kelvin details in the near future.
Project members are
Last modified: Fri Jun 18 17:00:44 CEST 2004