OSPRay Gallery

This page contains a few sample screenshots of different renderings done with OSPRay. If you have created any notable images through OSPRay and would like to share them on this page, please send us an email.

Cosmos Video

AMR Binary Black Hole Merger

Simulation of two black holes colliding using GRChombo in reference to a LIGO event. Simulation was conducted by the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology (CTC). Images were rendered in ParaView by directly sampling the AMR structure using OSPRay.

NASA Parachute Video

NASA Ames Parachute Simulation

Video rendered using OSPRay by Tim Sandstrom of NASA Ames.

Screenshots and Video of the 10TB Walls Data set

Some of the forty time steps of the walls data set, which is a simulation of the formation of domain walls in the early universe by the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology (CTC) in cooperation with SGI. Each volume has a resolution of 40963, thus the total data set is 10TB large. With OSPRay running on a SGI UV300 system you can interactively explore the data – watch the movie. For more background read the related blog post by SGI.

OSPRay’s Path Tracer

The first five example scenes were modeled with EasternGraphics’ room planning and interior design software pcon.Planner, exported to obj and rendered using OSPRay. The scenes contain between one million and ten million triangles.

This car model consists of 5.7 million triangles and features some of the more advanced materials of OSPRay’s path tracer.

OSPRay Parallel Rendering on TACC’s “Stallion” Display Wall

This shows a photo of OSPRay parallel rendering on TACC’s 320 MPixel “Stallion” Display wall.

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VMD/Tachyon Screenshots

This section shows some screenshots from the Tachyon module applied to models exported from the widely used “Visual Molecular Dynamics” (VMD) tool. In that workflow, a VMD user uses the VMD command export Tachyon mymodel.tachy to export the VMD model in tachyon format, then uses the ospTachyon mymodel.tachy viewer on those models.

VMD “GLPF” model; original model courtesy John Stone, UIUC.

VMD “Organelle”, using vdW-representation via ospray spheres. Model courtesy Carsten Kutzner, MPI BPC, Göttingen.

VMD “ribosome”, with balls, sticks, ribbons, and quicksurfs. Model courtesy Carsten Kutzner, MPI BPC, Göttingen.


The “xfrog” model of 1.7 billion (instanced) triangles and transparency textures. Model originally created using XFrog, model courtesy Oliver Deussen, University of Konstanz.