Interactive View-Dependent Rendering of Large Iso-Surfaces

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The authors present an algorithm for interactively extracting and rendering iso-surfaces of large volume datasets in a view-dependent optimal fashion. A recursive tetrahedral mesh subdivision scheme, based on longest edge bisection, is used to hierarchically decompose the data into a multi-resolution structure. This data structure allows fast extraction of arbitrary iso-surfaces to within user specified view-dependent error bounds. A compact encoding of the mesh subdivision optimizes memory usage and processor performance necessary for large datasets. A data layout scheme based on hierarchical space filling curves provides optimal access to the data in a cache coherent manner.

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Gregorski, B.; Duchaineau, M.A.; Lindstrom, P.; Pascucci, V. & Joy, K.J. January 11, 2002.

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The authors present an algorithm for interactively extracting and rendering iso-surfaces of large volume datasets in a view-dependent optimal fashion. A recursive tetrahedral mesh subdivision scheme, based on longest edge bisection, is used to hierarchically decompose the data into a multi-resolution structure. This data structure allows fast extraction of arbitrary iso-surfaces to within user specified view-dependent error bounds. A compact encoding of the mesh subdivision optimizes memory usage and processor performance necessary for large datasets. A data layout scheme based on hierarchical space filling curves provides optimal access to the data in a cache coherent manner.

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  • SIGGraph 2002 29th International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, San Antonio, TX (US), 07/21/2002--07/26/2002

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Gregorski, B.; Duchaineau, M.A.; Lindstrom, P.; Pascucci, V. & Joy, K.J. Interactive View-Dependent Rendering of Large Iso-Surfaces, article, January 11, 2002; Livermore, California. (digital.library.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc742470/: accessed December 11, 2018), University of North Texas Libraries, Digital Library, digital.library.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Government Documents Department.