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Tamara Munzner: Software

HypViewer 1.0

HypViewer is the 3D hyperbolic module used in Site Manager below, now available for free noncommercial use. Contact SGI for licensing for commercial use.
[Download source or binaries (Linux, Irix, Windows)]

Site Manager 1.1

Site Manager is free software from Silicon Graphics for webmasters and content creators. It includes a 3D hyperbolic view of the link structure of the target web site. That module is an implementation of the layout described in my InfoVis 97 paper. Version 1.1 includes the guaranteed frame rate drawing algorithm described in my Graph Drawing 98 paper.


I was one of the core team responsible for design, implementation, documentation, distribution, and maintenance of Geomview, a public domain 3D interactive visualization package with over one thousand registered users. We encourage people to let us know how they use our tools, and have heard back from hundreds of them in a wide variety of domains, including topology, computational geometry, computer graphics, robotics, medical imaging, nuclear physics, mechanical engineering, civil engineering, biomechanics, spacecraft design, computational electromagnetics, and seismology.
[Download] version 1.8
[Download] previous versions from former Geometry Center home

Triangle Tiling

The Triangle Tiling museum exhibit allows people to explore the connections between symmetry groups, tiling, the Platonic and Archimedean solids, and non-Euclidean geometry through interactive 3D graphics. I adapted research software originally written by Charlie Gunn for museum use with Stuart Levy and Olaf Holt. The program features mathematical concepts such as the relationship between Platonic and Archimedean solids, duality, and spherical geometry. The adaptation was done in collaboration with the Science Museum of Minnesota, where it is on exhibit. The software was also shown at ``The Edge'', the interactive installation showcase at SIGGRAPH 94. There's an article about it in the Geometry Forum archives.


I was involved in the VRML 1.0 standards process starting in 1994, when integrating 3D with the Web was a hot new topic. The WebOOGL software was a proof of concept to back our format proposal. After SGI Inventor-based proposal won the vote (ours came in second), we retro-fitted the WebOOGL software into a quasi-compliant VRML 1.0 viewer. Development has not continued since I left the Geometry Center in 1995, and it is rather unlikely that any 2.0 support would ever be added. My mathematical zoo page has seen a lot of traffic since it was part of the original content pages highlighted during the first big VRML browser release in March 1995. It contains files in both VRML and the WebOOGL native 3D format.
Download if you're curious, but this software is not currently supported.


The CAIDA toolset for network drawing was written by Eric Hoffman and me. Some aspects of it are described in a paper on visualizing the MBone. These tools were used to create a series of short videos, including the Planet Multicast video. The toolkit can also be used to create Web pages like the MBone or the NLANR caching hierarchy daily pages, which contain automatically generated 3D and 2D snapshots of the day's data.
Download a preliminary release.

Stanford Graphics Group Tamara Munzner
Last modified: Thu Aug 1 18:20:22 PDT 2002