Loeffelmann-1997-FV2

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  • Publication Type: Technical Report
  • Workgroup(s)/Project(s): not specified
  • Date: April 1997
  • Number: TR-186-2-97-13
  • Keywords: visualization, dynamical systems, flow visualization

Abstract

This paper presents a new visualization technique for flow fields in 2D. It utilizes a physical model of smearing ink over a sheet of paper as an intuitive metaphor for the representation of a dynamical system. This technique is capable of producing images that are comparable to those generated with line integral convolution (LIC), which is a well-known and established visualization technique for planar vector fields. Similar to oriented line integral convolution (OLIC), an extension to LIC, the virtual ink droplet method is capable of visualizing not only direction and velocity of flow (as LIC does), but also the orientation of vectors. The main advantage of the new method is, that animation sequences, which intuitively represent the dynamics induced by the underlying dynamical system, can be computed much more efficiently than by the use of LIC or OLIC. A speed-up of about 200 is usually achieved when virtual ink droplets are used instead.

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@techreport{Loeffelmann-1997-FV2,
  title =      "Fast Visualization of 2D Dynamical Systems                  
               by the use of Virtual Ink Droplets",
  author =     "Helwig L\"{o}ffelmann and Andreas K\"{o}nig and Meister
               Eduard Gr\"{o}ller",
  year =       "1997",
  abstract =   "This paper presents a new visualization technique for flow
               fields in 2D.  It utilizes a physical model of smearing ink
               over a sheet of paper as an intuitive metaphor for the
               representation of a dynamical system.  This technique is
               capable of producing images that are comparable to those
               generated with line integral convolution (LIC), which is a
               well-known and established visualization technique for
               planar vector fields.  Similar to oriented line integral
               convolution (OLIC), an extension to LIC, the virtual ink
               droplet method is capable of visualizing not only direction
               and velocity of flow (as LIC does), but also the orientation
               of vectors.  The main advantage of the new method is, that
               animation sequences, which intuitively represent the
               dynamics induced by the underlying dynamical system, can be
               computed much more efficiently than by the use of LIC or
               OLIC. A speed-up of about 200 is usually achieved when
               virtual ink droplets are used instead.",
  month =      apr,
  number =     "TR-186-2-97-13",
  address =    "Favoritenstrasse 9-11/E193-02, A-1040 Vienna, Austria",
  institution = "Institute of Computer Graphics and Algorithms, Vienna
               University of Technology ",
  note =       "human contact: technical-report@cg.tuwien.ac.at",
  keywords =   "visualization, dynamical systems, flow visualization",
  URL =        "https://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/research/publications/1997/Loeffelmann-1997-FV2/",
}