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A Tour through the Visualisation Zoo

A Tour through the Visualisation Zoo
Related Content Visualizing System Latency Heat maps are a unique and powerful way to visualize latency data. Explaining the results, however, is an ongoing challenge. Browse this Topic: Queue on Reddit Jeffrey Heer, Michael Bostock, and Vadim Ogievetsky, Stanford University Thanks to advances in sensing, networking, and data management, our society is producing digital information at an astonishing rate. The goal of visualization is to aid our understanding of data by leveraging the human visual system's highly tuned ability to see patterns, spot trends, and identify outliers. Creating a visualization requires a number of nuanced judgments. This article provides a brief tour through the "visualization zoo," showcasing techniques for visualizing and interacting with diverse data sets. Most of the visualizations shown here are accompanied by interactive examples. Time-Series Data Time-series data—sets of values changing over time—is one of the most common forms of recorded data. Index Charts

Tools on Datavisualization A Carefully Selected List of Recommended Tools 07 May 2012 Tools Flash, JavaScript, Processing, R When I meet with people and talk about our work, I get asked a lot what technology we use to create interactive and dynamic data visualizations. To help you get started, we have put together a selection of the tools we use the most and that we enjoy working with. Read more Pathline: Connecting Designers With Scientists 18 Apr 2012 Tools We recently attended an interdisciplinary visualization workshop that was all about creating a dialogue between scientists, technologists and designers. New Maps for the Web by Stamen 22 Mar 2012 Tools JavaScript, Mapping I just left the Stamen studio where I had a brief chat with founder and CEO Eric Rodenbeck. The Visualizing Player 19 Jul 2011 Showcases, Tools Visualizing.org launched their brand new Visualizing Player, a terrific tool for embedding interactive and static data visualizations. Working with Data in Protovis 17 Feb 2011 Tools JavaScript, Tutorial

How Effects Wizards Transformed G-Force From 2D to 3D The current stereoscopic craze is focused mainly in the animated arena. That's because 3D, which requires two camera views--one representing the left eye view, one representing the right--to synthesize the illusion of depth, can be accomplished more easily in digitally animated worlds simply by generating another camera view in the computer. Put on polarized glasses, which route the appropriate view to each eye, and you have a 3D movie. "You're committing to many of the stereo properties at the time of shooting, and it locks you into how the stereo will play on screen," says director Hoyt H. So principle photography on G-Force, produced by Jerry Bruckheimer, proceeded as it does on most movie sets--in two dimensions. First, artists scanned the 2D plate photography into the computer, then rotoscoped--or traced--all the elements of the scene. Next, animators projected the plate, without CG characters, onto the match-move geometry. All in all, creating G-Force was a huge endeavor.

Chart Porn 3D Paintings on Panes of Glass Using multiple layers of clear glass, Canada based David Spriggs and Chinese born Xia Xiaowan, transform flat artwork into 3D sculptures. Viewers are treated to different shifting perspectives of the works based on where they stand in the art space. Spriggs work revolves around powerful explosive imagery, often resembling storms, cosmic blasts or firework like explosions. Xiawan’s “spatial paintings,” which often feature distorted figures, are drawn individually using colored pencil on tinted glass. Only when these pieces are combined on their floor racks do the images create the whole hologram like effect. See Also INCREDIBLE 3D ILLUSTRATIONS JUMP OUT OF THE SKETCHBOOK For more on David Spriggs see his beautiful website at davidspriggs.com or for more on Xia Xiaowan see Wikipedia Above and Below: Xia Xiaowan’s distorted 3D figures Artist: Xia Xiaowan Below: David Spriggs beautiful paintings fill the room with stormy emotion. Artist: David Spriggs

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