The Visualization Department of HLRS supports engineers and scientists in the visual analysis of data typically produced by simulations on high performance computers. The increasing complexity of simulation models and size of datasets resulted in longer analysis times. Instead users want to comprehend fast the meaning behind datasets and get insight into their simulation models.

This team provides visualization methods and technologies to reduce analysis time. Improved analysis possibilities are offered by immersing users into visual representations of their data and allowing them direct interaction with the data. The services of the Visualization Department can also be offered to industrial users.

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Virtual Reality

Visual analysis of simulation results is one of the main bottlenecks in simulation science today. Immersing the user in his data set provides an optimal extension to traditional desktop visualization. With our large scale projection environments such as the CAVE and high resolution tiled display, we can also support group discussions both co-located but also remote collaborative. 

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Augmented Reality

Augmented Reality (AR) techniques provide essential advantages as they superimpose virtual content with the real products. Using such hybrid prototypes, the user can sense several characteristics simultaneously and associate them with each other.

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COVISE stands for COllaborative VIsualization and Simulation Environment. It is an extendable distributed software environment to integrate simulations, postprocessing and visualization functionalities in a seamless manner. From the beginning COVISE was designed for collaborative working allowing engineers and scientists to spread on a network infrastructure.

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Vistle, the VISualization Testing Laboratory for Exascale computing, is an extensible software environment that integrates simulations on supercomputers, post-processing and parallel interactive visualization.

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Driving Simulator

The HLRS is operating a 3D driving simulator on a high dynamic motion platform. The design is lightweight and mobile so that it can be operated either in the CAVE or independent with a mobile projection system. Application areas are the design and evaluation of user interface components, driver assistance systems, rear view mirrors and vehicle lights. In order to develop these application the simulator hardware is accompanied by the whole necessary software environment consisting of a visualization system based on OpenCOVER, a realtime vehicle dynamics, a testing system based on OpenSCENARIO, a terrain generation and rendering system as well as road system editor OddLOT.

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AV Media Services

AV MEDIA SERVICES started 1990 producing videos for the Institutes of the University of Stuttgart. Nowadays the service is grown up to an all-inclusive service and realizes your DVD or your event - whatever you need. 0-24 h / 7 days a week.

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