The IDL examples below were originally developed for the 2008 Workshop on Scientific Visualization by Erik Brisson (firstname.lastname@example.org). For basic info on using this package on the SCV systems, consult our IDL Basics help page. We also have a more in depth IDL Tutorial.
Tar file of examples if you wish to dowload the entire set.
Using the examples
After you have downloaded and uncompressed the examples, go to the “materials” directory and follow the instructions below.
To run the examples - start IDL in the materials directory. Then use ".run" to execute the procedure, e.g. % idl IDL> .run pro/shade_surf.pro The workflow examples given in the workshop are: sphscan.pro - generates a .obj file with no color info sphscan_intens.pro - generates an output file suitable for input to OpenGL and OpenSceneGraph examples sphscan_mtl.pro - generates a .obj file which, when taken with an appropraite .mtl file and colormap image can be used to assign vertex color