I want to do somethings similar to the plot found at the bottom of this blogpost, which I found via this post in ParaView, which seems to have been the original Application used to generate the plot.

I have a .csv-file containing data points of the form $(x, y, z, a)$ where $a$ ranges from 0 to 1 and represents gives the probability density - or "fog" density that should be plottet.

My question is, how to plot this datafile/which ParaView filters to use to create this plot.

  • $\begingroup$ And what is your question? How to do the plot or how to create the input file? $\endgroup$
    – nicoguaro
    Aug 12, 2018 at 14:19
  • $\begingroup$ @nicoguaro I already have the input file, I just can't figure out how to plot it. $\endgroup$ Aug 12, 2018 at 14:50
  • $\begingroup$ You need more than just data points to use volume rendering. $\endgroup$
    – nicoguaro
    Aug 12, 2018 at 15:08
  • $\begingroup$ @nicoguaro Could you please elaborate on that? $\endgroup$ Aug 12, 2018 at 15:18
  • $\begingroup$ Yes, it is basically the answer of Biswajit Banerjee. You need to have a function define over your domain. For that you need a mesh, a regular mesh is the best option for volume rendering. $\endgroup$
    – nicoguaro
    Aug 13, 2018 at 16:48

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You will have to interpolate the points to a 3D grid (a regular grid will do) and then do the volume rendering. See https://www.visitusers.org/index.php?title=Volume_Rendering for some examples.


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