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Open Volume Library

The OpenVL library is a framework for working with 3D volumetric datasets. It provides a standard and uniform API to volumetric data access, storage, and processing. It is designed and built to be fast, extensible, flexible, and easy to use. The library is completely open-sourced and encourages contribution. This library is an ideal choice if you want to write applications that deal with 3D volumes.

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  •  28 Apr 2003 06:50

    Release Notes: This release contains updates to the iterator API and various other enhancements. It also contains many new plugins. There are two programs that are now part of OpenVL: vlconvert, to convert between different file formats, and vlquery to query OpenVL plugins to access the plugin information.

    •  18 Jan 2003 21:45

      Release Notes: This release adds more plugins: region grow offsets, PGM Vol FileIO, and fixes to the Thresholder plugin. In addition, interpolation is now done via plugins (which means you can easily add new interpolation methods). The Nearest Neighbor interpolation plugin is available; TriLinear and others will follow. When you update, make sure you update the library and the plugins. With this release, you will also get a program called "vlquery" which you can run on an OpenVL plugin file to get more info about that plugin.

      •  03 Jan 2003 16:31

        No changes have been submitted for this release.

        •  03 Jan 2003 13:35

          Release Notes: This release fixes a critical bug in iterators.


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