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Incorporating highlighting animations into static visualizations
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Paper Abstract

Rendering a lot of data results in cluttered visualizations. It is difficult for a user to find regions of interest from contextual data especially when occlusion is considered. We incorporate animations into visualization by adding positional motion and opacity change as a highlighting mechanism. By leveraging our knowledge on motion perception, we can help a user to visually filter out her selected data by rendering it with animation. Our framework of adding animation is the animation transfer function, where it provides a mapping from data and animation frame index to a changing visual property. The animation transfer function describes animations for user selected regions of interest. In addition to our framework, we explain the implementation of animations as a modification of the rendering pipeline. The animation rendering pipeline allows us to easily incorporate animations into existing software and hardware based volume renderers.

Paper Details

Date Published: 29 January 2007
PDF: 12 pages
Proc. SPIE 6495, Visualization and Data Analysis 2007, 649503 (29 January 2007); doi: 10.1117/12.706318
Show Author Affiliations
Jonathan Woodring, Ohio State Univ. (United States)
Han-Wei Shen, Ohio State Univ. (United States)

Published in SPIE Proceedings Vol. 6495:
Visualization and Data Analysis 2007
Robert F. Erbacher; Jonathan C. Roberts; Matti T. Gröhn; Katy Börner, Editor(s)

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