Team : i3d
Integration of Interaction Tools into Amira
Within the framework of the Geobench RNTL project, two interaction paradigms developed by the i3D group have been ported and integrated into Mercury Computer System's scientific visualisation software Amira: the Command and Control Cube  and the Metric Cursor . In addition, force feedback has been added to the Metric Cursor to enable accurate and easy cutting plane setting and motion through a dataset.
The development of interaction tools for touching fields data, started in 2003 (see the i3D 2003 activity report), has continued. Several ways of computing forces from the visualized dataset, using density or other parameters have been investigated. Tactile feedback has also been added (see Figures3, 4).
The application has also been ported on a desktop Spidar (see Figure5).