Fundamental methods for processing geometrical surfaces are commonplace in today’s visualization and analysis packages. Tools that provide fast and accurate manipulation of large surface meshes are de facto in this class of tools.
Image processing applications are a dime a dozen, what you need is a tool that solves your particular data processing problem easily and every time you use it. Customization of standard methods for your particular needs is something commonly available tools do not provide.
A commonly occurring problem where two or more data sets must be aligned to one another for the purpose of comparison, blending, visualization, and analysis. Rotating, scaling, and translating the 2D or 3D data sets usually accomplish this so that the each correspond to one another based upon some specified error metric.
Becoming more popular in the finite element field, higher-order elements capture a more complex data representation than their linear element predecessors and reduce the required number of elements needed to decompose fluid flow, stress, and other simulation types.