Cinema Examples

These examples explore the different modes of Cinema. Cinema:Compare allows the user to interactively view pre-rendered images -- similar to the way a user may view the data in a visualization application (e.g. ParaView or VisIt). It can be used in an interactive mode with a single database or by bringing in two or more databases that can be manipulated in tandem to interactively compare multiple data sets. Cinema:Explorer is a parallel coordinates approach to interactive data exploration. The user can select data and, through different Cinema components, highlight images, scatterplots, or specialized views of the data.

Cinema:Compare - Single

Cinema:Compare can be used with a single database, here an MPAS-Ocean simulation of ocean eddies. The Cinema database includes a series of pre-rendered images. UI sliders allow the viewer to rotate the globe in phi and theta and see the eddies flow over time.


Cinema:Compare can also be used to view multiple databases. In this plasma accelerator simulation (left) regularly spaced isosurfaces are compared to (right) a topological approach to identify important isosurfaces. The two Cinema databases can be explored and compared in tandem.


Cinema:Explorer is used to view a dark matter halo simulation database. The parallel coordinates view can be used to select images with similar properties. The scatterplot can be used to explore correlations between variables. This viewer allows a range of analysis approaches.

Browser-based Viewer

The browser-based Cinema viewer can be used to explore a set of online science-based Cinema examples. The browser-based viewer is no longer officially supported.