Programming in OpenDX

In this laboratory exercise you'll be learning the basics for creating your own OpenDX visual programs.  We'll do this in four stages.  First you'll create a simple "Hello, World!" program.  Then we will move onto creating and matanipulating 3D scalar fields.  In the thrid section you learn how to examine 3D vector fields.  Finally, you'll apply your knowledge to explore the drift motions of partciles in the magnetosphere.

Each section of the lab will be presented using webpages with basic instructions for building the visual program.  It will also contain several challenge questions.  You should attempt to build the program yourself, but if you run into difficulty you can click on the question for a detailed discussion of how to accomplish the task.

When you complete each section come back to this page and move onto the next task.