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Sharcnet Programmer: Weiguang Guan

MAX3D is a program for the visualization of 3-dimensional X-ray diffraction data, now has over a hundred users over the world. The collaborative project between Dr. Jim Britten and Weiguang Guan began in 2006. In this round of DP, Weiguang has made significant structural changes to the software. Now MAX3D is empowered by the state of the art volume rendering techniques implemented in the latest VTK toolkit. In this round of DP, we have completed:

  • Migrating from 5.1 to 6.3 of VTK
  • Using the GPU based volume rendering
  • Fixing several bugs
  • Graphics hardware sensitive volume rendering delegate which probes hardware to choose the right volume rendering algorithm.