4. Milestones

In this project you are encouraged to use two categories of software tools available at CVC:

  1. Authoring software that includes the modeling tools like TexMol, VolRover and Maya
  2. Player software that includes Perfly, Interactive VolVideo (IVV) for interactive display.

For the scheduled timeline please see the following table.

Oct. 26 Project release, Discussion, Role assignments
Nov. 2 Initial Models (Molecules + Membrane)
Authoring + Player Software
Nov. 9 First unified model of NMJ
Outline of further steps
Nov. 16 LOD (Level-of-detail) model of NMJ
Nov. 23 Holiday
Nov. 30 Augmenting models with properties (Electrostatics, Hydrophobicity)
Use of 3D textures
Dec. 7 Demo Day!!!


  1. C. Bajaj and P. Djeu and V. Siddavanahalli and A. Thane. Interactive Visual Exploration of Large Flexible Multi-component Molecular Complexes. Proc. of the Annual IEEE Visualization Conference, October 2004, Austin, Texas, IEEE Computer Society Press, pp. 243-250.
  2. C. Bajaj and V. Pascucci and D. Schikore. Fast Isocontouring for Improved Interactivity. Proceedings: ACM Siggraph/IEEE Symposium on Volume Visualization, ACM Press, (1996), San Francisco, CA. pp. 39-46 (text) 99 (color plate).
  3. C. Bajaj and V.Pascucci and D.Schikore. The Contour Spectrum. Proceedings of the 1997 IEEE Visualization Conference, October 1997 Phoeniz, Arizona,pp.167-173.
  4. J. R. Stiles and T. M. Bartol. Monte Carlo methods for simulating realistic synaptic microphysiology using MCell. In Computational Neuroscience: Realistic Modeling for Experimentalists ed. E. DeSchutter, pp.87-127. CRC Press, Boca Raton (2001).
  5. Y. Zhang and C. Bajaj. Adaptive and Quality Quadrilateral/Hexahedral Meshing from Volumetric Data. In Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering (CMAME), in press, 2005.
  6. Y. Zhang and C. Bajaj and B-S. Sohn. 3D Finite Element Meshing from Imaging Data. In The special issue of Computer Methods in Applied Mechanics and Engineering (CMAME) on Unstructured Mesh Generation, 194(48-49), pp. 5083-5106, 2005.