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More realistic and efficient algorithm for the drawing of 3-D space-filling molecular models
Author(s): Yanqun Wang
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Paper Abstract

Presented in this paper is a new approach that can generate the shaded space-filling molecular models more realistically with the light source being in any front direction instead of behind the viewer that is commonly used. Decrease of the intensity with distance is also taken into account to improve realism. Franklin's linearization principle is modified and employed to apply to the situation of intersected spheres and the algorithm is thus efficient.

Paper Details

Date Published: 1 November 1991
PDF: 10 pages
Proc. SPIE 1606, Visual Communications and Image Processing '91: Image Processing, (1 November 1991); doi: 10.1117/12.50353
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Yanqun Wang, Institute of Electronics (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 1606:
Visual Communications and Image Processing '91: Image Processing
Kou-Hu Tzou; Toshio Koga, Editor(s)

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