Re: Curved 2D surfaces in 3D
Stuart Wier wrote:
There is a need here to show "fault planes" and geological formation
boundaries in 3D, inside the earth. They are irregularly curved
surfaces, or in VisAD terms, a 2D manifold in 3D space. Can VisAD /
IDV do this, and if so what NetCDF data format is used? The data
available to use would be a collection of (lat,lon,altitude) triplets,
irregularly spaced, not on a grid.
Right now we don't handle anything like this. You could try to create a
new Data source class that creates an Irregular3DSet,
mapping (Lat,Lon,Alt) -> some fixed value. Then try showing this data as
As a hack for you now you could also define your shape as point data and
let the station model display
show it with decluttering off using a spherical layout model, sort of
like a plume display.