Taylor, R., Kasakevich, M., Boulanger, P., Garcia, M., and Bischof, W. F. (2007). Multi-modal interface for fluid dynamics simulations using 3-D localized sound. 7th International Symposium on Smart Graphics, Kyoto, Japan, June 25-27, CDROM.

In this paper, we describe a system for adding sonification/visualization capabilities to a real-time computational fluid dynamics simulator. We discuss how multi-modal capabilities can be added to a simulation sys- tem in order to enhance the experience of data comprehension. Our sys- tem builds upon our previous work in data sonification, using Max/MSP modules to add sonic properties to CFD solutions. The enhancements described in this paper allow users to locate sound sources in a 3D environment using stereo aural cues to identify data features.

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