FastVox is an API for volume visualization that can be embedded into OpenGL displays. It features a multi-threaded realtime volume rendering engine which is based on a set of plugins that range from high-speed software-based renderers to hardware-accelerated renderers designed for current generation graphics hardware.
|Tags||Scientific/Engineering Medical Science multimedia Graphics 3D Rendering Visualization|
|Operating Systems||POSIX Linux Windows|
Release Notes: This release features hardware-accelerated rendering plugins based on the OpenGL 2.0 GLSL shading language. The GPU acceleration is available for volume rendering, ISO surface rendering, maximum-intensity projection, and multiplanar reconstruction. In addition, the handling of transfer tables has been facilitated and enhanced to improve the rendering output.
Release Notes: Clipping planes were added to all rendering-plugins. Cosmetic corrections were made in the software renderer (texture tiling). MPR functionality was added. The accuracy of the internal color representation in the software renderers was increased to 16 bits per channel. FastVox is now namespace-clean. The free version now includes all features of the API.
Release Notes: This version fixes a bug that may have caused applications to crash.
Release Notes: Volume container classes for storage of volume data were added, as well as classes for materials und transfer tables. This release supports graphics hardware acceleration (e.g. volume texturing). Some new rendering modes, such as maximum intensity projection and direct volume rendering (without shading), were also added. The accuracy of the software renderer was increased, and bugs in the perspective transformation were removed. This release is capable of rendering 32-bit RGBA volume data and also supports mixed-mode rendering.
Release Notes: This version includes multithreading capability in the free version. It also improves the rendering core to be more stable. In addition, an MMX accelerated version is available, however the latter is non-free.