The Neuron Animator "NeurAnim" is software to animate the results of neuronal network simulations or measurements. In a nutshell the software transforms a simple description of the geometry and activity of a network of neurons and transforms it to a 3D animation. The software can also generate frames for movie generation in jpg format.
The software uses the OpenGL extension of QT and needs a current version of QT (>= qt3) installed. Otherwise everything is standard C++ or included in the distribution. It has been tested on RedHat Fedora II with QT 3.3.
This software has originally been programmed for my personal use and is not necessarily useful for any particular problem. If you have suggestions for improvements, however, or feel inclined to include such improvements yourself, please let me know and appropriate changes can be incorporated in future versions.
Copyright 2005, Thomas Nowotny.
Copyright 2005, The Regents of the University of California.
All Rights Reserved.
Permission to use, copy, modify, and distribute any part of NEURANIM for educational, research, and non-profit purposes, without fee, and without a written agreement is hereby granted, provided that the above copyright notice, this paragraph and the following three paragraphs appear in all copies.
Those desiring to incorporate NEURANIM into commercial products or use for commercial purposes should contact Technology Transfer & Intellectual Property Services, University of California, San Diego, 9500 Gilman Drive, MC 0910, La Jolla, CA 92093-0910, Phone: (858) 534-5815, FAX: (858) 534-7345.
IN NO EVENT SHALL THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA OR THE AUTHORS BE LIABLE TO ANY PARTY FOR DIRECT, INDIRECT, SPECIAL, INCIDENTAL, OR CONSEQUENTIAL DAMAGES, INCLUDING, WITHOUT LIMITATION, LOST PROFITS, CLAIMS OR DEMANDS, OR BUSINESS INTERRUPTION, ARISING OUT OF THE USE OF NEURANIM, EVEN IF THE UNIVERSITY OF CALIFORNIA OR THE AUTHORS HAVE BEEN ADVISED OF THE POSSIBILITY OF SUCH DAMAGE.
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The file example.avi is an example movie generated with NeurAnim and encoded with mencoder (see mplayer homepage mplayer home ) using ffmpeg's lavc codecs.