Voxler takes your raw, complex data and models it in a rich, interactive, 3D visual environment. The updated, easy-to-understand user interface allows you to quickly visualize and examine your data.
With robust data compatibility, importing data into Voxler is fast and easy. You can filter anomalies, duplicates, or areas you want eliminated. Interactively manipulate your data while viewing the results, and personalize Voxler with a multitude of settings.
Who should Use Voxler?
Geoscientists with 3D data from drill holes, petrography, seismic studies, and remote sensing surveys.
Environmental Professionals with 3D data from groundwater and soil contaminant studies.
Meteorologists with 3D data from atmospheric studies.
Oceanologists with 3D data from ocean surveys of water temperature, salinity, and contaminants.
Biologists with 3D data from organism sampling.
Bio-technicians visualizing Confocal microscopy data.
Medical Professionals with 3D data from MRI, CT, and ultrasound scans.
Engineers with 3D data showing parameters distributed throughout the volume of an object.
Engineers dealing with the visualisation of computational fluid dynamics.
Research and Development Groups performing numerical simulations.
Geo-Statisticians needing to illustrate reservoir characterisations.
Seismologists requiring velocity modeling.
Physicists tracking particles.
GIS Researchers mapping subsurfaces.
Anyone who wishes to see the distribution of 3D data.
A Voxler isosurface extends the concept of the contour line (a line of constant data value in two dimensions) to display a surface of constant data value in three dimensions. Combine multiple Isosurfaces color-coded by data value to show discrete values through a 3D grid.
A rendered volume assigns a color and transparency value to every element in the 3D grid. Add a ClipPlane to display a slice through the volume at any angle.
Contours display lines of constant data value along a plane. For a 3D grid, the plane can be oriented at any angle.
A height field displays data values as colors for a 2D grid, a 2D orthogonal slice of a uniform 3D grid, or along a 2D curvilinear lattice. The data magnitude is also depicted by the amount of displacement above or below the slice. The displacement is perpendicular to the plane or curvilinear lattice and is adjusted by the scale factor.
Stream lines are used to display the path of particles through a velocity field, the distribution of velocities of a medium in 3D space. Different colors indicate the magnitude of the velocities.
A vector plot displays lines or arrows indicating the direction and magnitude indicated by the components of a 3D grid or point data set. The magnitude of the vectors is shown by length and color.
A scatter plot displays symbols at the XYZ location specified in the data file. If the data file has a value at each data point, specify different colors for different data values.
Add a clip plane to any graphic to remove the portion on one side of the clip plane. Add multiple clip planes at different angles to display the area of interest without obstruction.
Annotation and Text
Use annotation and text to add textual information to a plot. Annotation is used to display textual information positioned at the specified screen coordinates. Text is used to display textual information anchored at data XYZ coordinates.
Add axes to a plot to display the XYZ coordinate ranges. Axes are color-coded to identify each direction. Change the plane of the axis labels the axis and rotate the labels around a point centered at each tick mark.
The bounding box is a part of a plot that shows the limits of the XYZ data ranges. It is a good way to show the ranges when the settings produce a graphic that does not cover the entire range, as for some isosurfaces. It also provides a good reference system to orient the graphic output.
Voxler can take scattered XYZC data (XYZ coordinates with a data value C) and produce a uniform 3D grid using Inverse Distance, and Local Polynomial gridding methods. It also can calculate a large number of Data Metrics within the specified search radii, including minimum, maximum, median, mean, quartiles, standard deviation, variance, count, density, and distance to nearest and farthest point.
More Computation Options
Voxler provides a number of computational options including filters for eliminating duplicate data points, removing data points based on the X, Y, Z, or data values, calculating normal, distance-weighted, Gaussian averaging, data metrics, and image processing. Other computational modules calculate gradient, grid math with up to three 3D grid files, merge up to five 3D grid files, resample, subset, and transform operations.
Adding Light to a Scene
Lighting options include ambient light, camera headlight, directional, point, and spot lights with settings for color, intensity and direction. Use the graphical Dragger tool to aim and position directional, point, and spot lights.
Voxler features an improved print dialog with a print preview that is especially helpful when printing graphics that cover several pages. Don’t guess at how many pages a large plot will need! View the page requirements in the dialog preview. Print everything, or just the current view. Control image quality, add antialiasing to smooth a print out, and print the background color as needed.
Voxler implements a modern user interface with dockable and floating windows and toolbars. The Network window graphically displays the connections between data and output, and Properties window lists the settings specified for each module.
The Voxler Network window graphically displays the modules (input data, computational, graphic output, info) and their connections. “LED” lights display green, yellow, or red to indicate the status of the module. Click on a module to select it and to display its settings in the Properties window.
The Properties window lists the settings for the selected module with edit boxes, sliders, and buttons for changing the settings.
The Module Library shows a list of available modules and commands in an accessible format. The window is docked by default, and drag the title bar to float the window.
Reposition Toolbars and Windows
Toolbars and windows are docked to the Voxler application window by default, or drag the title bar to a new location to float the windows in any position.
New in Voxler 3.0
Render Well Data in 3D, Including Deviated Boreholes
Rendering well data has never been easier! Voxler 3 can now render straight and deviated well bores in true 3D space. Once a well path is modeled, you can render from-to data, wire-line logs, curves, and directional survey data along the well path. Multiple variables can be rendered along the well paths simultaneously.
3D Volumetric Modeling with Volumetric Calcualtions
Generate 3D Isosurfaces from your gridded point dataset and now calculate the volume above or below the specified isovalue.
Label Scatter Plots by any X, Y, Z, C or Text Values
Labels can now be displayed on the points of the ScatterPlot module. You can label your scatter plots by the X coordinates, the Y coordinates, the Z coordinates. a combination of all coordinates, any specified component values, or a text or data value from a label column in the source dataset. All labels have full formatting and editable font options.
3D Volumetric Modeling has Been Expanded in Voxler with the Addition of a New 3D Block-style Model
Using Voxler's new FaceRender module, you can display true voxel data in a 3D block model. Display specific ranges of your data, count the number of blocks, calculate the average block value, and most importantly calculate the volume of the specified value range of your data. This module could be extremely helpful when you are trying to model a sub-surface ore body in 3D and estimate a volumetric calculation of the subsurface body.
Clip multiple graphical display modules at the same time
Voxler's enhanced ClipPlane module now accepts multiple inputs to save you time and effort clipping multiple graphical display modules at the same time. Only set the clipping parameters once!
Expanded File Support
Voxler can now import and export Excel XLSX files. Import file support has been added for LAS files and ER Mapper's ECW files. Voxler can also now export ZMAP and CPS3 grid files.
Drape Imagery over 3D HeightFields
Voxler 3 now allows you to drape satellite and aerial imagery over 3D HeightField surfaces. We have added even more flexibility to Voxler by allowing this highly requested functionality to be compatible with Surfer-generated GRD files and by using superior texture mapping algorithms to fit the image to the surface.
The User Interface is Now More Friendly
Many enhancements have been added to Voxler 3 to increase usability. We have added an exceptionally organized Property Manager to the interface that allows you to quickly find and manipulate the properties you are looking for. We have also added a number of highly-requested module behavior enhancements to the Network Manager, which allow for increased network management. Click and drag all Voxler project files and data files onto the user interface or Voxler icon for rapid loading and importing. The Viewer Window now supports tabbed windows so you can quickly go back and forth between multiple views of your project.
Voxler 3 is much faster with the addition of Multithreaded Processing
You will undoubtedly see the increase in performance of Voxler 3; we have added multithreaded processing to almost every aspect of the program. Voxler 3 will now take advantage of SMP architectures for many of its processing algorithms.
Exporting 3D Gridded Data to a Single Data File
Voxler 3 now allows a much more streamlined export of lattices and 3D gridded data by supporting a single XYZC datasheet to be exported from the Gridder in XLS, DAT, CSV, and TXT formats.
Transforming Data in Voxler's Scene is Now More Flexible
The transforms in Voxler have been completely overhauled to add much more usability and flexibility. Transformations are not just starting at the data's midpoint and moving out in equal directions. You can now specify the origin where you want the transformation to start. The Axes are now scaled along with the transformations, so no more stretched axes.
Convert Data from Wells and Lattices into 3D Point Clouds
Use Voxler's new ExtractPoints module allows you to quickly convert data from multiple well data sources into a single XYZVC Point Cloud. The point data can then be gridded and then rendered using any of Voxler's graphical display modules. Lattices can also be easily converted into a XYZC point set using this great addition to Voxler.
Drape Contours over Surfer Grid Files
Voxler 3 now renders contours directly from Surfer GRD files and drapes them over HeightFields in true 3D space.
Increased Range in Automation Controls
Repetitive tasks have never been easier to automate on Voxler with the newly updated version of Scripter that ships with Voxler 3. Transparency and view characteristic controls have also been added to Voxler's automation model. All new features, including well rendering, can be fully controlled from a script.
Display Cross-sections that were Generated from Strater 3 in 3D Space
There is a direct link between Strater 3 and Voxler 3 where cross-sections that are created in Strater 3 can be directly exported, displayed, and rotated in Voxler's 3D scene.