Interactive Exploded Views for Presenting DNA Nano-Structures

Maximillian Sbardellati
Interactive Exploded Views for Presenting DNA Nano-Structures
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Abstract

As the complexity of computer-aided-designed DNA nano-structures progresses day by day, the presentation of these structures is becoming complex. To tackle the main presentation problem, visual occlusion of structure components, we developed a semiautomated method to create effective interactive exploded views for DNA nano-structures, especially for educational purposes. This is done by displacing selected components of a DNA nano-structure based on the four key parameters explosion direction, distance, order and component selection. In this thesis we describe three different strategies of choosing the explosion direction, with two of them being defined by the object structure and one by the user. For the two structure defined approaches a method to calculate the explosion distance and three different explosion orders is described. The explosion components for these two approaches are defined by the hierarchical structure of the dataset, that describes the object. The user defined approach lets the user decide on the explosion distance and features one possible explosion order. It also lets the user select the explosion components arbitrarily. The developed application additionally features the possibility to animate an explosion and to use easing in these animations.

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@bachelorsthesis{sbardellati_ba_2018,
  title =      "Interactive Exploded Views for Presenting DNA
               Nano-Structures",
  author =     "Maximillian Sbardellati",
  year =       "2018",
  abstract =   "As the complexity of computer-aided-designed DNA
               nano-structures progresses day by day, the presentation of
               these structures is becoming complex. To tackle the main
               presentation problem, visual occlusion of structure
               components, we developed a semiautomated method to create
               effective interactive exploded views for DNA
               nano-structures, especially for educational purposes. This
               is done by displacing selected components of a DNA
               nano-structure based on the four key parameters explosion
               direction, distance, order and component selection. In this
               thesis we describe three different strategies of choosing
               the explosion direction, with two of them being defined by
               the object structure and one by the user. For the two
               structure defined approaches a method to calculate the
               explosion distance and three different explosion orders is
               described. The explosion components for these two approaches
               are defined by the hierarchical structure of the dataset,
               that describes the object. The user defined approach lets
               the user decide on the explosion distance and features one
               possible explosion order. It also lets the user select the
               explosion components arbitrarily. The developed application
               additionally features the possibility to animate an
               explosion and to use easing in these animations. ",
  month =      nov,
  address =    "Favoritenstrasse 9-11/E193-02, A-1040 Vienna, Austria",
  school =     "Institute of Computer Graphics and Algorithms, Vienna
               University of Technology ",
  URL =        "https://www.cg.tuwien.ac.at/research/publications/2018/sbardellati_ba_2018/",
}