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A new object-order volume-rendering algorithm based on two-step lookup tables
Author(s): Jiawan Zhang; Jizhou Sun; Zhigang Sun; Mingchu Li; Xiaobing Sun; Yan Liu
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Paper Abstract

Object-order volume rendering algorithms play important part in many visualization applications for their excellent performances. Though many volume rendering algorithms have been proposed during the past two decades, most of them are image-order algorithms. Splatting, one of the classical object-order algorithms, suffers from several kinds of aliasing artifacts for inaccuracy reasons. A much accurate object-order volume rendering algorithm is presented in this paper. By defining a set of data structures to serve as two step reconstruction lookup tables, together with using a simple voxel traversal and resample strategy, the new algorithm can not only get rid of inaccuracy of traditional splatting, but also have the features including high cache hit rate, easy to implement of parallelism and high speedup from pre-processing.

Paper Details

Date Published: 4 June 2004
PDF: 8 pages
Proc. SPIE 5295, Visualization and Data Analysis 2004, (4 June 2004); doi: 10.1117/12.526989
Show Author Affiliations
Jiawan Zhang, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Jizhou Sun, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Zhigang Sun, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Mingchu Li, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Xiaobing Sun, Tianjin Univ. (China)
Yan Liu, Tianjin Univ. (China)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 5295:
Visualization and Data Analysis 2004
Robert F. Erbacher; Philip C. Chen; Jonathan C. Roberts; Matti T. Gröhn; Katy Börner, Editor(s)

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