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Open Inventor 10.10 Release Candidate 31 Jul 2021

Open Inventor 10.10 Release Candidate

The Open Inventor 10.10 Release Candidate (RC) is now available.
The RC is "feature complete" and has passed our QA testing.  It is provided now to allow customers to test with their applications and provide feedback before the production release.

Note that new license strings (passwords) will be...

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syngo.via : Advanced medical visualization (Siemens Healthineers) 03 Mar 2021

syngo.via : Advanced medical visualization (Siemens Healthineers)

A number of Siemens Healthineers’ products such as syngo.via use the high-level 3D scene objects provided by the Open Inventor Toolkit library as a basis for their 3D scene renderings. Examples of these are visualizations of clip geometries and heart animations. Additionally, Siemens...

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Open Inventor 10.9 Release Candidate 02 Feb 2021

Open Inventor 10.9 Release Candidate

The Open Inventor 10.9 RC is now available.
You can download it here: download pages
And see the new content here: Release Note.
Note1: This is not a "Beta" release. The RC is feature complete and fully tested. It will be released "as is" unless there are problem reports from customers.  
Note2: You...

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Feature Highlight: Vertex shifting for SoHeightFieldRender 02 Feb 2021

Feature Highlight: Vertex shifting for SoHeightFieldRender

Height field rendering is a powerful feature implemented for efficiently rendering large “horizon” surfaces in E&P seismic interpretation applications.  The height field representation is memory efficient and stored as a multi-resolution hierarchy (like volume data) to maintain interactive rend...

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Feature Highlight: Automatic highlighting for SoTabBoxDragger 02 Feb 2021

Feature Highlight: Automatic highlighting for SoTabBoxDragger

As part of our on-going project to improve the user interface for Open Inventor Toolkit features, version 10.8 introduces automatic highlighting for draggers and manipulators, starting with the widely used SoTabBoxDragger.  Previously users had to know, for example that each “face” of the drag...

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Announcement: Open Inventor Toolkit joins OSDU 02 Feb 2021

Announcement: Open Inventor Toolkit joins OSDU

Thermo Fisher Scientific has joined the OSDU Forum, an international forum of oil and gas operators, cloud services companies, suppliers of applications, and other standards organizations working together to develop an open data platform that brings together seismic, well, and reservoir data...

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PerGeos Software for Digital Rock Analysis 02 Feb 2021

PerGeos Software for Digital Rock Analysis

PerGeos Software is a robust platform that enables E&P engineers to understand the quality and performance of hydrocarbon reservoirs. Thermo Scientific™ PerGeos Software is the industry’s first digital rock solution designed to help geoscientists rapidly interpret digital rock imagery so that E...

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Research: Very Large Reservoir POC 02 Feb 2021

Research: Very Large Reservoir POC

Visualization is critical for the creation and validation of reservoir models and for interpreting the resulting data sets from the simulator. Visualization of large reservoir models is already challenging and some simulators are now capable of handling more than a billion cells.  How will we...

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GeoTeric software for 3D seismic interpretation 02 Feb 2021

GeoTeric software for 3D seismic interpretation

Developed by geoscientists and software developers, Geoteric's AI Seismic Interpretation is fully integrated within their workflow. Steered by three core elements in their mission statement; science, people, and technology, Geoteric designed an AI-driven Seismic Interpretation platform with the...

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New feature: SceneOrbiter 02 Feb 2021

New feature: SceneOrbiter

The SceneOrbiter is a new viewer component class that combines the convenient "examiner viewer" camera interaction with a dramatic improvement in the user experience. Unlike previous Thermo Scientific™ Open Inventor™ Toolkit examiner viewers, interacting with the Scene Orbiter is modeless.

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New feature: ViewingCube 02 Feb 2021

New feature: ViewingCube

The SoViewingCube class is a new user interface component that provides visual feedback about the current orientation of the scene camera and also gives you a convenient way to select predefined camera orientations.

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RemoteViz Getting Started Guide 02 Feb 2021

RemoteViz Getting Started Guide

RemoteViz is an image streaming technology for interactive web-based visualization applications that run on a server and display in the user's web browser. We have just released a new Getting Started Guide for RemoteViz that walks through creating a basic visualization service and a client web...

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What’s New in RemoteViz? 02 Feb 2021

What’s New in RemoteViz?

The Open Inventor RemoteViz extension enables software developers to easily create zero-client, web-based applications and services with advanced 3D visualization. Unlike remote desktop solutions that require installation of a client application on the user's local machine, web-based...

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New feature: Halo Highlighting and Object Selection 02 Feb 2021

New feature: Halo Highlighting and Object Selection

To create an excellent user experience in your 3D application, it is critical to provide fast and intuitive tools for interacting with objects in the scene. Open Inventor Toolkit provides a powerful “picking” tool (SoRayPickAction) that adds a glowing halo effect so users can quickly find the obj...

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New: RemoteViz Getting Started Guide 09 Jul 2020

New: RemoteViz Getting Started Guide

RemoteViz is our image streaming toolkit technology. RemoteViz enables true web-based 2D/3D visualization applications that run on a server and display in the user's web browser. As images are rendered by the visualization software, RemoteViz streams them to the browser, using video encoding...

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Webcast: What's New in Open Inventor 10 19 Jun 2020

Webcast: What's New in Open Inventor 10

Open Inventor version 10 introduced a new render engine re-designed to take full advantage of modern graphics hardware and rendering effects. In this on-demand webcast, we highlight some of the features added since Open Inventor 10. 

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Thermo Scientific OMNICxi software adds 3D visualization 17 Jun 2020

Thermo Scientific OMNICxi software adds 3D visualization

OMNICxi software, combined with the DXR3xi Raman imaging microscope, allows customers to create and analyze chemical images of their samples. Thanks to a joint development between the Spectroscopy team and the Open Inventor toolkit team, OMNICxi software v2.0 now supports 3D visualization.  Details.

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What's New in RemoteViz? 15 Apr 2020

What's New in RemoteViz?

The Open Inventor™ RemoteViz extension enables software developers to easily create zero-client web-based applications and services with advanced 3D visualization.  Unlike remote desktop solutions that require installing a client application on the user's local machine, web-based applications...

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Open Inventor Toolkit 10.5 released! 17 Mar 2020

Open Inventor Toolkit 10.5 released!

Download links are on this page.
New features are described in the release notes.

Some highlights of Open Inventor 10.5 include:

  • Core: New "Halo" highlighting render action
  • Core: New "Viewing Cube" user interface widget
  • Core: New "Scene Orbiter" mode-less viewer component
  • RemoteViz : Send binary...
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Open Inventor Toolkit 10.3 released! 09 Aug 2019

Open Inventor Toolkit 10.3 released!

Download links are on this page.
New features are described in the release notes.
Some highlights of Open Inventor 10.3 include:
Core Open Inventor | Continuing improvements in rendering speed!
RemoteViz | Added support for VP9 video encoding!
Official support for Ubuntu Linux 18.04 with gcc 7.

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Open Inventor Toolkit 10.2 is available 22 May 2019

Open Inventor Toolkit 10.2 is available

Open Inventor 10.2 continues to build and improve on the great foundation provided by our new Open Inventor 10 rendering engine!  Rendering is even faster now and, as usual, optimization is done automatically with no change to your application code or the structure of your scene graph.  New r...

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Open Inventor Toolkit 10.1 is available 31 Jan 2019

Open Inventor Toolkit 10.1 is available

With the strong foundation of Open Inventor Toolkit 10.0 in place and providing our flagship visualization toolkit with a next-generation rendering engine, the development team has been busy improving performance and building new visualization and image processing tools to enhance your...

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Open Inventor Toolkit 10.0 is available 04 Jan 2019

Open Inventor Toolkit 10.0 is available

Thermo Scientific™ Open Inventor™ Toolkit version 10 has been released.

The result of years of internal work, this release puts the powerful features of Open Inventor Toolkit 9.9 on top of a completely new, modern rendering engine.

The Open Inventor Toolkit 10 architecture will allow us to support...

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High quality DTI rendering 21 Dec 2018

High quality DTI rendering

At RSNA 2018, the Open Inventor Toolkit team will preview a new feature for visualizing Diffusion Tensor Imaging (DTI) fiber tracts.  Available in 2019, the GPU-based feature provides high performance even for a very large number of fibers.  Lighting, physically-based shading and ambient o...

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Automatic Dental Panoramic 05 Dec 2018

Automatic Dental Panoramic

Dental imaging applications can now provide their users with fully automatic generation of high quality panoramic views directly from the patient’s CBCT image data.  Advanced image processing algorithms in Open Inventor Toolkit automatically detect the dental arch, compute a surface fitted to th...

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Cloud-based 3D viewer at UConn 08 Nov 2018

Cloud-based 3D viewer at UConn

The University of Connecticut recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony for their Innovation Partnership Building (IPB). The IPB includes the UConn Thermo Fisher Scientific Center for Advanced Microscopy and Materials Analysis (CAMMA), one of the world’s foremost facilities for electron m...

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Volume Unfolding 04 Oct 2018

Volume Unfolding

A new image filter in Open Inventor Toolkit 9.9/10 generates an "unfolded" volume by resampling the input volume along the surface of a polygonal mesh defined by the application. Unfolding is a powerful technique that is used, for example, to create a dental "panoramic" volume from a CBCT scan...

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Polygon Simplification 02 Oct 2018

Polygon Simplification

The polygon simplification algorithm (SoShapeSimplifyAction) has been completely rewritten for Open Inventor Toolkit 9.9/10. The new implementation is more than ten times faster, reliably producing well-formed triangles without cracks or holes. Simplification can be applied to any Open Inventor...

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Open Inventor Toolkit 9.9 is available 02 Oct 2018

Open Inventor Toolkit 9.9 is available

There is a new feature release of the Thermo Scientific Open Inventor Toolkit. (Available to all customers with active maintenance.) Some of its powerful new features are highlighted in this newsletter, but please browse the full Release Notes for additional information about new image...

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Need to probe very large reservoirs? 31 Aug 2018

Need to probe very large reservoirs?

Open Inventor Toolkit makes it easy for your application to implement large reservoir probing

Open Inventor Toolkit makes it easy for your application to implement large reservoir probingOpen Inventor Toolkit makes it easy for your application to implement large reservoir probingOpen Inventor...

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Need to detect vessels? 25 May 2018

Need to detect vessels?

Open Inventor Toolkit makes it easy for your application to segment and visualize vessels                                                                                                                                                                                                              ...

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Improvement in release cycle 22 May 2018

Improvement in release cycle

To better serve our customers and their needs, from today, the number of patch releases and the release rhythm will be increased. 

This will allow us to respond even more quickly to your requirements.  It will also be easier for you to match a patch release with your product release cycle...

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Need 3D in your medical application? 19 Dec 2017

Need 3D in your medical application?

Watch the Open Inventor Medical Edition on-demand webcast!

In this webcast, you will learn the advantages of employing the Open Inventor Toolkit in the medical market and what are Open Inventor Toolkit...

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High quality rendering in Virtual Reality environments 22 May 2017

High quality rendering in Virtual Reality environments

Today, the Virtual Reality market is expending exponentially with the release of new devices, the raise of humongous investments and the creation of many VR companies. New ideas, developments, innovations are taking part of this trend, and the Open Inventor software development toolkit is...

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Physically Based Shading for medical image data 17 Feb 2017

Physically Based Shading for medical image data

Classical techniques for rendering medical image data in 3D have been around since the 1980s, including multi-planar reformatting (MPR), maximum intensity projection (MIP) and direct volume rendering (DVR) with color and opacity mapping. These techniques are highly useful but based on very...

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