A hardware-assisted hybrid rendering technique for interactive volume visualization

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

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14 Scopus citations

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

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

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    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