AuthorsM. S. Alnæs, V. T. Fauske and B. Ragan-Kelley
Title3D visualization in Jupyter Notebooks
AfilliationScientific Computing
Project(s)OpenDreamKit: Open Digital Research Environment Toolkit for the Advancement of Mathematics, Center for Biomedical Computing (SFF)
Publication TypeTalks, contributed
Year of Publication2017
Location of TalkFEniCS’17, Luxembourg

As part of the OpenDreamKit project (, we
are working on improving the state of 3D visualization in Jupyter
Notebooks (

Jupyter Notebooks run from a web browser based user interface and can
display anything a browser can display, which includes interactive
javascript widgets and GPU accelerated 3D graphics through
WebGL. These fundamental technologies have now matured somewhat and
reached widespread support, including mobile targets.

The last couple of years a number of visualization projects have
started to explore this area, including established projects such as
VTK, Paraview and MayaVi, as well as newer smaller projects such as
ipyvolume, k3d-jupyter, SciviJS, and unray the latter three being initiatives
from the OpenDreamKit project.

In this talk we will present our current work on this front, and
invite you as users and developers of FEniCS to provide your opinions
on which future directions of this project that would be useful to

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