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Simian is a volume rendering tool for scientific visualization and medical imaging. It is being developed at the University of Utah in collaboration with the Advanced Computing Laboratory at LANL, and is the product of research being conducted by Joe Kniss, Gordon Kindlmann, and Chuck Hansen.

It features:
  • Multi-dimensional transfer functions
  • Direct Manipulation Widgets
  • Dual-domain interaction
  • Shaded volumes
Simian key words: Volume rendering, Interactive volume rendering, Hardware volume rendering, Volume Graphics, Volume shading, Transfer functions, Multi-dimensional transfer functions, Direct Manipulation Widgets, Scientific visualization, Medical visualization, Simulation visualization, Multi-modal data visualization.