Eurographics Tutorial on Illustrative Visualization for Science and Medicine

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Abstract

This tutorial presents recent and important research and developments from academia in illustrative, nonphotorealistic rendering (NPR) focusing on its use for medical/science subjects. Lectures are organized within a comprehensive illustration framework, focusing on three main components:

(a) Traditional and computerized illustration techniques and principles for Technical and Science Subjects,

(b) Evaluation and Practical Use,

(c) Viewing & Rendering.

Presentation of topics is balanced between descriptions of traditional methods and practices, practical implementation motivated approaches and evaluation, and detailed descriptions and analysis of NPR techniques and algorithms. We begin with a lecture presenting an overview of traditional illustration in technical, science, and medical subjects followed by a description of the main components in a NPR pipeline for developing systems to help technical and science illustrators with their work. The tutorial progresses with an overview of the NPR used in illustration as well as approaches to evaluate their use and effectiveness. Following lectures describe the latest techniques in computerized illustration algorithms for scientific and medical data for both surface and volumetric data, covering techniques from silhouette enhancement to stippling, to cut-away viewing, labeling, and focus+context rendering. Each of the lectures also discusses practical issues in making these techniques interactive and their use for different application domains. Tutorial concludes with discussion on specific medical case studies where the illustrative visualization has been effectively applied.

Eurographics 2006 tutorial page: http://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/events/EG06/program-t1022.php

See also previous tutorials on Illustrative Visualization:

SIGGRAPH 2006 Course on Illustrative Visualization for Science and Medicine http://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/research/publications/2006/tut-siggraph-2006/

IEEE Visualization 2005 Tutorial on Illustrative Visualization http://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/research/publications/2005/Viola-vistutillustrativevis/

Eurographics 2005 Tutorial on Illustrative Visualization http://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/research/publications/2005/eg-tut2005-iv/

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Slides: Smart Visibility in Visualization and Importance-Driven Retargeting Slides: Smart Visibility in Visualization and Importance-Driven Retargeting
Tutorial Notes: Overview and complete notes to each contribution Tutorial Notes: Overview and complete notes to each contribution

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@misc{tut-eg-2006,
  title =      "Eurographics Tutorial on Illustrative Visualization for
               Science and Medicine",
  author =     "Ivan Viola and Mario Costa Sousa and David Ebert and
               Bernhard Preim and Bruce Gooch and Bill Andrews and
               Christian Tietjen",
  year =       "2006",
  abstract =   "This tutorial presents recent and important research and
               developments from academia in illustrative,
               nonphotorealistic rendering (NPR) focusing on its use for
               medical/science subjects. Lectures are organized within a
               comprehensive illustration framework, focusing on three main
               components:  (a) Traditional and computerized illustration
               techniques and principles for Technical and Science
               Subjects,  (b) Evaluation and Practical Use,  (c) Viewing &
               Rendering.   Presentation of topics is balanced between
               descriptions of traditional methods and practices, practical
               implementation motivated approaches and evaluation, and
               detailed descriptions and analysis of NPR techniques and
               algorithms. We begin with a lecture presenting an overview
               of traditional illustration in technical, science, and
               medical subjects followed by a description of the main
               components in a NPR pipeline for developing systems to help
               technical and science illustrators with their work. The
               tutorial progresses with an overview of the NPR used in
               illustration as well as approaches to evaluate their use and
               effectiveness. Following lectures describe the latest
               techniques in computerized illustration algorithms for
               scientific and medical data for both surface and volumetric
               data, covering techniques from silhouette enhancement to
               stippling, to cut-away viewing, labeling, and focus+context
               rendering. Each of the lectures also discusses practical
               issues in making these techniques interactive and their use
               for different application domains. Tutorial concludes with
               discussion on specific medical case studies where the
               illustrative visualization has been effectively applied. 
               Eurographics 2006 tutorial page:
               http://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/events/EG06/program-t1022.php 
               See also previous tutorials on Illustrative Visualization: 
               SIGGRAPH 2006 Course on Illustrative Visualization for
               Science and Medicine
               http://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/research/publications/2006/tut-siggraph-2006/
                IEEE Visualization 2005 Tutorial on Illustrative
               Visualization
               http://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/research/publications/2005/Viola-vistutillustrativevis/
                Eurographics 2005 Tutorial on Illustrative Visualization
               http://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/research/publications/2005/eg-tut2005-iv/",
  URL =        "/research/publications/2006/tut-eg-2006/",
}