The Visible Orbit site in the year 2020

It’s almost exactly 13 years since the very first entry on this site, the Visible Orbit blog.

I’ve just moved the whole site, including 50GB of high resolution orbita and embryo histology slices, to its new home on a server in Nuremburg.

Everything should feel slightly snappier and a little more fresh, but most importantly: All of the resources here are still available at the same locations for 13 years now, and things are looking good for the coming years.

3D Viewer going live soon

At the end of last year, Jeroen Verschuur successfully defended his M.Sc. thesis on the development of a remote client-server visualisation framework for large histological datasets.

We are currently in the process of getting his source code ready for an open source release. At the same time, we are planning to roll out his system, including 3D viewer client, on this server, initially with a subset of the full orbita data collection. Over time, we’ll continue adding more datasets to the viewer.

We’ll keep you posted on our progress!

We’re at the ARVO 2008!

Two of our project members, Prof. Huib Simonsz and Sander Schutte, are at the ARVO 2008 in Florida. Sander will be presenting a talk “Biomechanics of Orbital Fat and Eye Muscles” on Sunday morning at 10:00 in the Grand Floridian A/B.

On Thursday he will be presenting the Visible Orbit poster “A Client-Server System for Remote 3D-Visualization of Orbital Anatomy” in Hall B/C. The poster details our current progress on the new client-server 3-D visualization system for histological data. Be sure to stop by and say hello!

Stay tuned for more site updates in the following days.