Journal of Plasma Physics


Virtual reality visualization by CAVE with VFIVE and VTK

N. OHNO a1, A. KAGEYAMA a1 and K. KUSANO a1
a1 The Earth Simulator Center, Japan Agency for Marine-Earth Science and Technology 3173-25 Showa-machi, Kanazawa-ku, Yokohama, 236-0001 Japan (

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The CAVE-type virtual reality (VR) system was introduced for scientific visualization of large-scale data in the plasma simulation community about a decade ago. Since then, we have been developing a VR visualization software, VFIVE, for general CAVE systems. Recently, we have integrated an open-source visualization library, the Visualization Toolkit (VTK), into VFIVE. Various visualization methods of VTK can be incorporated and used interactively in VFIVE.

(Received August 17 2005)
(Accepted December 15 2005)