Starting ParaView Client and Server for head-tracking (Windows)

Optional (on a machine with single processor, probably not needed – changes depending on ParaView implementation):

  1. Install MPICH2 (binaries sufficient) http://www.mcs.anl.gov/research/projects/mpich2/
  2. Configure ParaView to use MPI in CMake (turn PARAVIEW_USE_MPI flag on)
  3. Rebuild ParaView

Start ParaView Server:

  • with MPI:
    • Open your favorite command-line interpreter. For the following commands, replace the path with one that uses the correct shell path separator
    • Command:
      cd PATH_TO_MPI
      mpiexec.exe -np NUM_PROCESSORS PATH_TO_PARAVIEW_BIN\pvserver.exe PATH_TO_CAVE\cave.pvx
    • PATH_TO_MPI = Path to mpiexec.exe, e.g. C:\Program Files (x86)\MPICH2\bin\
    • NUM_PROCESSORS = number of processors to be used by ParaView Server
    • PATH_TO_PARAVIEW_BIN = e.g. C:\User\<user_name>\Documents\EVE\Collab\CompiledParaView\bin\Debug\
    • PATH_TO_CAVE = e.g. C:\User\<user_name>\Documents\EVE\Collab\ParaView
  • without MPI:
      • Open your favorite command-line interpreter. For the following commands, replace the path with one that uses the correct shell path separator
      • Command:
        PATH_TO_PARAVIEW_BIN\pvserver.exe PATH_TO_CAVE\cave.pvx

The commands above will result in:

Waiting for client…
Connection URL: cs://<machine_name>:11111
Accepting connection(s): <machine_name>:11111

Start VRPN Tracking Server: http://www.vrgeeks.org/vrpn/tutorial—use-vrpn#TOC-Configuring-VRPN-server

Start ParaView Client:

** Actually a large part of the panel will be blocked by the ParaView Splash image. The Splash Image can be disabled using the ParaView Setting panel. Just start the standard ParaView application (with the built-in server) and disable the Splash image before starting the server and client separately. http://www.paraview.org/Wiki/ParaView/Users_Guide/Settings

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