Scalable self-orienting surfaces: A compact, texture-enhanced representation for interactive visualization of 3D vector fields

Greg Schussman, Kwan-Liu Ma

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Abstract

This paper presents a study of field line visualization techniques. To address both the computational and perceptual issues in visualizing large scale, complex, dense field line data commonly found in many scientific applications, a new texture-based field line representation which we call self-orienting surfaces is introduced This scalable representation facilitates hardware-accelerated rendering and incorporation of various perceptually-effective techniques, resulting in intuitive visualization and interpretation of the data under study. An electromagnetic data set obtained from accelerator modeling and a fluid flow data set from aerodynamics modeling are used for evaluation and demonstration of the techniques.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings - 10th Pacific Conference on Computer Graphics and Applications, PG 2002
EditorsShi-Min Hu, Heung-Yeung Shum, Sabine Coquillart
PublisherIEEE Computer Society
Pages356-365
Number of pages10
Volume2002-January
ISBN (Electronic)0769517846
DOIs
StatePublished - Jan 1 2002
Event10th Pacific Conference on Computer Graphics and Applications, PG 2002 - Beijing, China
Duration: Oct 9 2002Oct 11 2002

Other

Other10th Pacific Conference on Computer Graphics and Applications, PG 2002
Country/TerritoryChina
CityBeijing
Period10/9/0210/11/02

Keywords

  • Computational modeling
  • Concurrent computing
  • Convergence
  • Data visualization
  • Fluid flow
  • Humans
  • Physics computing
  • Streaming media
  • Surface texture
  • Visual perception

ASJC Scopus subject areas

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

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