Smart surface interrogation for advanced visualization techniques

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  • Publication Type: Technical Report
  • Workgroup(s)/Project(s): not specified
  • Date: January 2002
  • Number: TR-186-2-02-01
  • Keywords: surface properties, surfaces, visualization

Abstract

Highly elaborated visualization techniques that are based on surfaces often are independent from the origin of the surface data. Nevertheless, most of the recently presented advanced visualization methods were developed for a specific type of surface although principally applicable to generic surfaces. In this paper we discuss a unified surface interrogation model which provides generic access to surface properties up to degree two, i.e., surface point locations, normals, and curvature properties, (almost) regardless of the origin of the surface. Surface types and interrogation algorithms are compared and summarized. At the end of this paper we present an object-oriented implementation of this model, called SMURF.

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@techreport{Hauser-2002-SSI,
  title =      "Smart surface interrogation for advanced visualization
               techniques",
  author =     "Helwig Hauser and Thomas Theu{\ss}l and Andreas K\"{o}nig
               and Meister Eduard Gr\"{o}ller",
  year =       "2002",
  abstract =   "Highly elaborated visualization techniques that are based on
               surfaces often are independent from the origin of the
               surface data. Nevertheless, most of the recently presented
               advanced visualization methods were developed for a specific
               type of surface although principally applicable to generic
               surfaces. In this paper we discuss a unified surface
               interrogation model which provides generic access to surface
               properties up to degree two, i.e., surface point locations,
               normals, and curvature properties, (almost) regardless of
               the origin of the surface. Surface types and interrogation
               algorithms are compared and summarized. At the end of this
               paper we present an object-oriented implementation of this
               		 model, called SMURF.",
  month =      jan,
  number =     "TR-186-2-02-01",
  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 =   "surface properties, surfaces, visualization",
  URL =        "/research/publications/2002/Hauser-2002-SSI/",
}