09.05.2007 12:42 PM
Originally featured on BroadcastEngineering.com
Metra’s Weatherscape XT takes weather presentation to another level
Metra has added a new Material Editor tool to its Weatherscape XT weather presentation technology that enables users to create unique and visually striking weather presentations that incorporate 3-D graphics driven directly by weather data elements. A mountain snow line that changes with the freezing level or ocean waves that adapt to the forecasted wave height are just two examples of the graphical features that can be created easily using Material Editor.
Material Editor allows users to create weather scenes that are fully customized and change according to meteorological data. With advanced graphical shaders, weather presentations can be created with special effects and greater integration with meteorological information. Even complex data graphing techniques are possible using weather data-based shaders.
For more information, visit www.metra.info.