Interactive Volume Rendering based on a ''Bubble Model''

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  • Publication Type: Technical Report
  • Workgroup(s)/Project(s): not specified
  • Date: December 2000
  • Number: TR-186-2-00-23
  • Keywords: Shear-Warp Factorization., Previewing, Direct Volume Rendering

Abstract

In this paper an interactive volume rendering technique is presented which is based on a novel visualization model. We call the basic method ``bubble model'' since iso-surfaces are rendered as thin semi-transparent membranes similarly to blown soap bubbles. The primary goal is to develop a fast previewing technique for volumetric data which does not require a time consuming transfer function specification to visualize internal structures. Our approach uses a very simple rendering model controlled by only two parameters. We also present an interactive rotation technique which does not rely on any specialized hardware, therefore it can be widely used even on low-end machines. Due to the interactive display, fine tuning is also supported since the modification of the rendering parameters has an immediate visual feedback.

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@techreport{Csebfalvi-2000-IVRBM,
  title =      "Interactive Volume Rendering based on a ''Bubble Model''",
  author =     "Bal\'{a}zs Csebfalvi and Meister Eduard Gr\"{o}ller",
  year =       "2000",
  abstract =   "In this paper an interactive volume rendering technique is
               presented which is based on a novel visualization model. We
               call the basic method ``bubble model'' since iso-surfaces
               are rendered as thin semi-transparent membranes similarly to
               blown soap bubbles. The primary goal is to develop a fast
               previewing technique for volumetric data which does not
               require a time consuming transfer function specification to
               visualize internal structures. Our approach uses a very
               simple rendering model controlled by only two parameters. We
               also present an interactive rotation technique which does
               not rely on any specialized hardware, therefore it can be
               widely used even on low-end machines. Due to the interactive
               display, fine tuning is also supported since the
               modification of the rendering                   parameters
               has an immediate visual feedback.",
  month =      dec,
  number =     "TR-186-2-00-23",
  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 =   "Shear-Warp Factorization., Previewing, Direct Volume
               Rendering",
  URL =        "https://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/research/publications/2000/Csebfalvi-2000-IVRBM/",
}