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Getting Started with AVS/Express Visualization Edition




Contents
Preface
Audience v
Conventions vi
File Naming Conventions vii
AVS/Express Documentation and Online Help vii
Documentation vii
Online Help viii
Customer Support ix
1 Welcome to AVS/Express
1.1 What is AVS/Express? 1-2
1.2 Working with AVS/Express 1-3
The Network Editor 1-3
Example of a Completed Application 1-4
V Code 1-4
Application Programmer Interfaces 1-5
1.3 AVS/Express Kits 1-6
1.4 Object-oriented Techniques in AVS/Express 1-7
1.5 Connections and Object Execution 1-10
1.6 Object Manager 1-12
1.7 Developing and Delivering Applications 1-13
AVS/Express Projects 1-13
Delivering Applications 1-13
2 Assembling a Data Visualization Application
2.1 Start AVS/Express 2-2
The SingleWindowApp Workspace 2-4
The SingleWindowApp DataViewer 2-5
The V Command Processor 2-6
2.2 Instance Objects in the Network Editor 2-7
Working with Libraries and Objects 2-7
Scrolling Through Objects 2-8
Displaying Library Pages 2-8
Instancing a Read_Field Object 2-10
Parts of an Object Icon 2-12
Moving Objects in the Workspace 2-12
Using Module Object Controls 2-12
Instance isosurface and Position Uviewer3D 2-14
2.3 Connect Objects 2-17
Connect isosurface to Read_Field 2-18
Removing a Connection 2-18
Connect Uviewer3D to isosurface 2-19
Look More Closely at the Ports 2-19
Understanding the Object Hierarchy 2-22
Use the Object Info Dialog 2-22
2.4 Save Your Application 2-24
2.5 Execute Your Application 2-25
2.6 Execute Your Application from the Command Line 2-29
2.7 For More Information 2-30
3 Modifying the Data Visualization Application
3.1 Introduction 3-2
3.2 Start AVS/Express 3-3
3.3 Load Your Application 3-4
3.4 Add Objects to Your Application 3-6
Instance and Connect the bounds Object 3-6
Test the Application 3-7
3.5 Add a Crop Object to Your Application 3-11
Instance and Connect crop 3-11
Test the Application 3-14
3.6 Save Your Application 3-16
3.7 For More Information 3-17
4 Creating a New Component
4.1 Introduction 4-2
4.2 Start AVS/Express 4-4
4.3 Instance and Name the Component's Objects 4-6
Create the ScratchPad Application 4-6
Use the Add Module Tool to Construct the Module 4-7
4.4 Connect Depth to an Expression 4-12
Connect Depth 4-12
Test the Component 4-13
4.5 Use the Object Editor to Turn Time and Depth into Arrays 4-16
Specify Dimensions Using the Object Editor 4-16
Test the Arrays by Assigning an Array Literal to Time 4-19
Notice the Difference between Connections and Assignments 4-19
4.6 Save Echo as a Template 4-21
Set Default Values for the Input Parameters 4-21
Save Echo in a Library 4-21
Instance Echo into the Default Application 4-22
Print Depth's Value Using the V Command Processor 4-23
4.7 Create a New Project 4-25
4.8 Use Echo in a Simple Application 4-26
Construct the Application 4-26
Test the Application 4-27
Experiment with Bidirectional Connections 4-27
4.9 Restart AVS/Express with the New Project 4-30
4.10 For More Information 4-32
5 Creating a Group Data Parameter
5.1 Introduction 5-2
5.2 Start AVS/Express 5-3
5.3 Create a point Object 5-4
Create point 5-4
Create an Output Port for point and Set the Port's Colors 5-5
Adding a Port Using The Object's Popup Menu 5-5
Specify the port's Colors Using the Properties Editor 5-6
Save point as a Template Object 5-8
5.4 Create a Distance Module 5-9
Create Distance 5-9
Use the Object Editor to Specify the Module and its Subobjects 5-10
Save Distance as a Template Object 5-13
5.5 Use point and Distance in an Application 5-15
5.6 For More Information 5-19


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