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  • Main Title Generalized Framework and Algorithms for Illustrative Visualization of Time-Varying Data on Unstructured Meshes


  • Author: Rattner, Alexander S.
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Guillen, Donna Post
    Creator Type: Personal
  • Author: Joshi, Alark
    Creator Type: Personal


  • Sponsor: United States. Department of Energy.
    Contributor Type: Organization


  • Name: Idaho National Laboratory
    Place of Publication: Idaho Falls, Idaho
    Additional Info: Idaho National Laboratory (INL)


  • Creation: 2012-12-01


  • English


  • Content Description: Photo- and physically-realistic techniques are often insufficient for visualization of simulation results, especially for 3D and time-varying datasets. Substantial research efforts have been dedicated to the development of non-photorealistic and illustration-inspired visualization techniques for compact and intuitive presentation of such complex datasets. While these efforts have yielded valuable visualization results, a great deal of work has been reproduced in studies as individual research groups often develop purpose-built platforms. Additionally, interoperability between illustrative visualization software is limited due to specialized processing and rendering architectures employed in different studies. In this investigation, a generalized framework for illustrative visualization is proposed, and implemented in marmotViz, a ParaView plugin, enabling its use on variety of computing platforms with various data file formats and mesh geometries. Detailed descriptions of the region-of-interest identification and feature-tracking algorithms incorporated into this tool are provided. Additionally, implementations of multiple illustrative effect algorithms are presented to demonstrate the use and flexibility of this framework. By providing a framework and useful underlying functionality, the marmotViz tool can act as a springboard for future research in the field of illustrative visualization.


  • Keyword: Illustrative Visualization
  • Keyword: Time-Varying Datasets
  • STI Subject Categories: 42 Engineering Illustrative Visualization


  • Name: Office of Scientific & Technical Information Technical Reports
    Code: OSTI


  • Name: UNT Libraries Government Documents Department
    Code: UNTGD

Resource Type

  • Report


  • Text


  • Report No.: INL/EXT-12-26809
  • Grant Number: DE-AC07-05ID14517
  • DOI: 10.2172/1058088
  • Office of Scientific & Technical Information Report Number: 1058088
  • Archival Resource Key: ark:/67531/metadc838861