Dislocations (visual element)

This visual element controls the rendering of dislocation lines which have been extracted by the Dislocation analysis modifier or loaded from a discrete dislocation dynamics simulation file. The visual element is responsible for the graphical representation of the dislocation lines stored in the Dislocations data object.

The parameters of the visualization element provide control over the appearance of the dislocation lines. OVITO provides options to indicate the line sense and Burgers vector of each dislocation line segment. Different coloring schemes allow to visualize other local properties of the dislocation defects such as as the Burgers vector family or the screw/edge character (i.e. the angle between local line tangent and Burgers vector).

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