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Abstract

This paper describes a method and a system for visualizing a virtual tunnel through an existing geologic formation and a method for the generation of a camera animation along the tunnel axis. The tunnel is built from geologic data coming from vertical sample drills from the mountain top along the selected tunnel axis. Its wire frame model is then edited by a geologist and image information of the rock appearance is textured onto the tunnel wall, resulting in a photorealistic representation of the expected geologic rock formations. Finally a camera animation and video options are defined to render a video sequence of the camera movement.

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@techreport{Groeller-1998-TunVis,
  title =      "TunVis: Visualizing specific geologic features for tunnel
               planning and construction",
  author =     "Horst Otto Meinhart and Rainer Wegenkittl and Meister Eduard
               Gr\"{o}ller",
  year =       "1998",
  abstract =   "This paper describes a method and a system for visualizing a
               virtual tunnel through an existing geologic formation and a
               method for the generation of a camera animation along the
               tunnel axis. The tunnel is built from geologic data coming
               from vertical sample drills from the mountain top along the
               selected tunnel axis. Its wire frame model is then edited by
               a geologist and image information of the rock appearance is
               textured onto the tunnel wall, resulting in a photorealistic
               representation of the expected geologic rock formations.
               Finally a camera animation and video options are defined to
               render a video sequence of the camera                 
               movement.",
  month =      feb,
  number =     "TR-186-2-98-08",
  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, geologic features, tunnel planning",
  URL =        "https://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/research/publications/1998/Groeller-1998-TunVis/",
}