Hierarchy Based 3D Visualization of Large Software Structures

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Modern object-oriented programs are hierarchical systems with many thousands of interrelated subsystems. Visualization helps developers to better comprehend these large and complex systems. This work presents a three-dimensional visualization technique that represents the static structure of object-oriented software using distributions of three-dimensional objects on a two-dimensional plane. The visual complexity is reduced by adjusting the transparency of object surfaces to the distance of the viewpoint. An approach called Hierarchical Net is proposed for a clear representation of the relationships between the subsystems.

DOI: 10.1109/VISUAL.2004.39

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@inproceedings{Balzer2004HierarchyB3, title={Hierarchy Based 3D Visualization of Large Software Structures}, author={Michael Balzer and Oliver Deussen}, booktitle={IEEE Visualization}, year={2004} }