This is the Linux app named GroIMP whose latest release can be downloaded as GroIMP-1.5-win32.exe. It can be run online in the free hosting provider OnWorks for workstations.
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The modelling platform GroIMP is designed as an integrated platform which incorporates modelling, visualisation and interaction. It exhibits several features which makes itself suitable for the field of biological or ALife modelling:
The “modelling backbone” consists in the language XL. It is fully integrated, e.g., the user can interactively select the rules to be applied.
GroIMP provides classes that can be used in modelling: Turtle commands, further geometrical classes like bicubic surfaces, the class Cell which has been used in the Game Of Life implementation, and so on.
The outcome of a model is visualised within GroIMP.
In the visual representation of the model output, users can interact with the dynamics of the model, e.g., by selecting or deleting elements. A networked mode is available, allowing different users to interact with the modelled world synchronously. This may be an interesting feature to be used in the field of e-learning.
- Interactive editing of scenes
- Rich set of 3D objects, including primitives, NURBS curves and surfaces, and height fields
- Material options like colours, and textures
- Java + L-System gramma support
- Real-time rendering using OpenGL
- Support of several improt and exprot formats
- Build-in raytracing implementations (CPU. and GPU-based)
- Full spectral raytracing (down to 1nm buckets)
Science/Research, Education, Advanced End Users, Developers, End Users/Desktop
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