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Obtaining and Visualizing Topography Datasets
Tools: GMT & Dmagic (Fledermaus)
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Turn your flat 2-D map into an interactive 3-D surface that you can zoom into, pan and shadow. We have complied a number of topography and bathemetry data sets for you to use as an initial base product. Combine these with your own geoscience data (i.e., earthquakes, seismic stations, geo-referenced photos), and watch as your simple flat map evolves into a full geoscience story.


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Assembling Quicktime Movies
Tools: ImageReady
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Splicing together movie segments often results in a choppy end-product. Learn how to transition between segments, add descriptive text to various movie sub-parts to turn your rather boring movie into a movie with pizzazz.


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Side-by-Side Movies and Image Sequences
Tools: Quicktime Pro
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Learn how to view different movies, side-by-side simultaneously. Also learn how to convert still images into movies and animations.


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Google Earth: Making a fly-by movie
Tools: Google Earth Pro
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Use Google Earth Pro to create fly-by movies over different parts of the Earth.


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Webpage Design Tips
Tools: Dreamweaver & Flash
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Create hyperlinks on images and utilize a pre-made flash file to create a flash scroll bar with url links.


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Photoshop Tips
Tools: Photoshop
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Learn how to create transparent vertical images in Fledermaus using the Photoshop tool, "Magic Wand." Also how to adjust your images for best viewing.


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Fledermaus
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The IVS Fledermaus software is a powerful tools for 3D interactive data manipulation and visualization. Here, we highlight how to use some of our favorite fledermaus tools and commands.


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Recording sound/narration
Tools: GarageBand, iTunes, & iMovie
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If a picture paints a thousand words than why can't I hear them? You can greatly improve your visualizations by adding sound such as narration and/or music as an accompaniment to enhance your work and accentuate key points.


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Data manipulation
Tools: awk, grep
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You have jumped through many hoops to get your data but you wind up haveing too much of it and it is in a format that is not optimal. Learn simple tricks to help manipulate data into an end product that is easy to work with and exactly what you want.


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How to make Red/Blue Anaglyph images
Tools: Photoshop
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Simple manipulation of photos or images can create anaglyphs. Anaglyphs can be viewed with low-cost Red/Blue glasses that make the image 'pop' out at the viewer in apparent stereo. These images are just as effective being viewed from a computer screen as from a paper printout.


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SGI
Tools: Keyboard commands
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The SGI runs a different window manager than most computers. Learn some handy shortcuts to help you zip around your work space with ease.