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=User Manual=
=User Manual=

Revision as of 13:10, 13 May 2011



VolViewer is an open source application for the interactive visualisation and quantification of biological data. The application is written in C++ using OpenGL and Qt.


  • Real-time volume rendering using an optimized 3D texture slicing algorithm.
  • Interactive transfer functions to independently adjust opacity and luminance for up to three data channels.
  • Real-time per channel thresholding, brightness and contrast operators.
  • On-the-fly gradient computation for local illumination.
  • Iso-surface computation with surface smoothing.
  • Section viewing in any orientation / position.
  • Real-time volume clipping.
  • 3D measurements.


Nvidia Geforce 8 and above.

Image Gallery / Sample Data *

VolViewer Figure2.gif VolViewer Figure3.gif VolViewer Figure5.gif VolViewer Figure7.gif
Antirinhium Meristem Antirinhium Seedling Arabidopsis Leaf (GL2:GUS expression in red) Arabidopsis Meristem (Ath8:::GUS expression in red)
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* all data courtesy of Karen Lee [1]


Windows (32bit) | Windows (64bit) | Linux (64bit) | MacOS X (i386/x86_64/10.5+)

User Manual

User Manual

Source Code



Video Demo

This video demo shows the interactive visualisation capabilities of VolViewer.

<wikiflv width="640" height="480" logo="false">Interaction_Demo3.flv|Interaction_Demo3.png</wikiflv>

These two videos show the 3D measurement capabilities of VolViewer.

<wikiflv width="640" height="480" logo="false">Measure1_Demo.flv|Measure1_Demo.png</wikiflv>

<wikiflv width="640" height="480" logo="false">Measure2_Demo.flv|Measure2_Demo.png</wikiflv>


VolViewer has been used to in the following:

  • Bundled with the commercial Optical Projection Tomography Bioptonic 3001 scanner: Bioptonics Viewer