Compute Canada Federation National Training: Visualization with ParaView

Mon, Oct 4, 2021 1:00pm - Tue, Oct 5, 2021 4:00pm

Status: Completed

Learn how to make animations on different datasets including one from a CFD simulation of a tidal turbine.

Vous pouvez vous inscrire à la formation en français en cliquant ici.

ParaView is an open source, multi-platform data analysis and visualization tool designed to run on a variety of hardware from an individual laptop to large supercomputers. With ParaView users can interactively visualize 2D and 3D datasets defined on structured, adaptive and unstructured meshes or particles, animate these datasets in time, and manipulate them with a variety of filters. ParaView supports both interactive (GUI) and scripted (including offscreen) visualization, and is an easy and fun tool to learn.

The first session of this workshop will cover some intermediate and advanced topics in 3D scientific visualization with ParaView including scripting, animation, remote and distributed visualization. In the second session participants will apply their newly gained knowledge of making animations on different datasets including one from a CFD simulation of a tidal turbine. Both sessions will be presented in English, with a French version to follow in November.

The two sessions will be take place on:

  • Oct-04 (Day 1) - formal introduction to animation, scripting, and remote visualization
  • Oct-05 (Day 2) - animating a turbine dataset (keyframe, camera movement, time evolution)

Each session will start at 10am Pacific / 1pm Eastern / 2pm Atlantic and will be 3 hours long.

We expect participants to be somewhat familiar with the basics of ParaView: loading local datasets, interacting with their visualizations via the GUI, applying filters, and constructing basic visualization pipelines.

Once you register, we will send you the links to prerecorded video tutorials on these introductory topics. Please watch these before attending the workshop. Also please install ParaView on your computer before the workshop.

Participants must register using their institutional / organizational email address (not a personal email, ie. gmail).