Obscurance-based Volume Rendering Framework

Marc Ruiz, Imma Boada, Ivan Viola, Stefan Bruckner, Miquel Feixas, Mateu Sbert
Obscurance-based Volume Rendering Framework
In Proceedings of Volume Graphics 2008. 2008.
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Obscurances, from which ambient occlusion is a particular case, is a technology that produces natural-looking lighting effects in a faster way than global illumination. Its application in volume visualization is of special interest since it permits us to generate a high quality rendering at a low cost. In this paper, we propose an obscurance-based framework that allows us to obtain realistic and illustrative volume visualizations in an interactive manner. Obscurances can include color bleeding effects without additional cost. Moreover, we obtain a saliency map from the gradient of obscurances and we show its application to enhance volume visualization and to select the most salient views.

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@inproceedings{ruiz-2008-OVR,
  title =      "Obscurance-based Volume Rendering Framework",
  author =     "Marc Ruiz and Imma Boada and Ivan Viola and Stefan Bruckner
               and Miquel Feixas and Mateu Sbert",
  year =       "2008",
  abstract =   "Obscurances, from which ambient occlusion is a particular
               case, is a technology that produces natural-looking lighting
               effects in a faster way than global illumination. Its
               application in volume visualization is of special interest
               since it permits us to generate a high quality rendering at
               a low cost. In this paper, we propose an obscurance-based
               framework that allows us to obtain realistic and
               illustrative volume visualizations in an interactive manner.
               Obscurances can include color bleeding effects without
               additional cost. Moreover, we obtain a saliency map from the
               gradient of obscurances and we show its application to
               enhance volume visualization and to select the most salient
               views.",
  pages =      "%pages_from%--%pages_to%",
  booktitle =  "Proceedings of Volume Graphics 2008",
  keywords =   "volume rendering, illustrative visualization, ambient
               occlusion",
  URL =        "http://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/research/publications/2008/ruiz-2008-OVR/",
}