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Future aspects

There are two ways of further development. Firstly, the presently available methods should be improved, and secondly, new features should be added to match the future improvements of the flow simulation engine. It will be important to find the most convenient parameter set for the visualisation methods. This will include setting up clipping planes or displaying only elements that meet a certain condition. More sophisticated streamline seeding methods will be tested to achieve a better depiction of the flow. These will concentrate on eliminating streamlines that do not tell much about the global characteristics of the flow but make the screen overstuffed. It is one of the most intriguing questions how the volume visualisation method described above could be extended to elements of non-uniform values. It is possible that the problem will be solved using texture mapping, a bit similarly to the illuminated streamlines.

Szecsi Laszlo 2001-03-21