A hardware-assisted hybrid rendering technique for interactive volume visualization

B. Wilson, Kwan-Liu Ma, P. S. McCormick

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

13 Citations (Scopus)

Abstract

The scientific simulation and three-dimensional imaging systems in use today are producing large quantities of data that range from gigabytes to petabytes in size. Direct volume rendering, using hardware-based three-dimensional textures, is a common technique for interactively exploring these data sets. The most serious drawback of this approach is the finite amount of available texture memory. In this paper we introduce a hybrid volume rendering technique based on the use of hardware texture mapping and point-based rendering. This approach allows us to leverage the performance of hardware-based volume rendering and the flexibility of a point-based rendering to generate a more efficient representation that makes possible interactive exploration of large-scale data using a single PC.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - IEEE / ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Volume Visualization and Graphics 2002, VolVis 2002
EditorsStephen N. Spencer
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages123-130
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)0780376412, 9780780376410
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002
EventIEEE / ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Volume Visualization and Graphics, VolVis 2002 - Boston, United States
Duration: Oct 28 2002Oct 29 2002

Other

OtherIEEE / ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Volume Visualization and Graphics, VolVis 2002
CountryUnited States
CityBoston
Period10/28/0210/29/02

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Volume Visualization
Volume Rendering
Volume rendering
Rendering
Visualization
Textures
Hardware
Texture
Three-dimensional Imaging
Texture Mapping
Imaging System
Leverage
Imaging systems
Flexibility
Data storage equipment
Three-dimensional
Range of data
Rendering (computer graphics)
Simulation

Keywords

  • interactive visualization
  • large data visualization
  • point-based rendering
  • texture graphics hardware
  • volume rendering

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software
  • Modeling and Simulation

Cite this

Wilson, B., Ma, K-L., & McCormick, P. S. (2002). A hardware-assisted hybrid rendering technique for interactive volume visualization. In S. N. Spencer (Ed.), Proceedings - IEEE / ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Volume Visualization and Graphics 2002, VolVis 2002 (pp. 123-130). [1226518] Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1109/SWG.2002.1226518

A hardware-assisted hybrid rendering technique for interactive volume visualization. / Wilson, B.; Ma, Kwan-Liu; McCormick, P. S.

Proceedings - IEEE / ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Volume Visualization and Graphics 2002, VolVis 2002. ed. / Stephen N. Spencer. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2002. p. 123-130 1226518.

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Wilson, B, Ma, K-L & McCormick, PS 2002, A hardware-assisted hybrid rendering technique for interactive volume visualization. in SN Spencer (ed.), Proceedings - IEEE / ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Volume Visualization and Graphics 2002, VolVis 2002., 1226518, Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., pp. 123-130, IEEE / ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Volume Visualization and Graphics, VolVis 2002, Boston, United States, 10/28/02. https://doi.org/10.1109/SWG.2002.1226518
Wilson B, Ma K-L, McCormick PS. A hardware-assisted hybrid rendering technique for interactive volume visualization. In Spencer SN, editor, Proceedings - IEEE / ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Volume Visualization and Graphics 2002, VolVis 2002. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc. 2002. p. 123-130. 1226518 https://doi.org/10.1109/SWG.2002.1226518
Wilson, B. ; Ma, Kwan-Liu ; McCormick, P. S. / A hardware-assisted hybrid rendering technique for interactive volume visualization. Proceedings - IEEE / ACM SIGGRAPH Symposium on Volume Visualization and Graphics 2002, VolVis 2002. editor / Stephen N. Spencer. Institute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc., 2002. pp. 123-130
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