I am currently working as an iVec intern on the Visualizing Galaxy Simulations project. The project involves taking cosmological simulation data stored in .hdf5 files and converting point, mass, h1 mass data into a volumetric 3d density representation of h1 hydrogen gas. I am using Smoothed Particle Hydrodynamics to calculate the density contributions of nearby points.
Here are some of the first renders using an open source rendering package called Drishti.
I am using the Cognac super computer at the moment to create 951 volumes that I will be turning into an animation. I will update more as this is completed.
Thats all for now,