|Title||An Interactive Isosurface Visualization Pipeline
(Masters Thesis) |
Conrad P. Tse |
|Keyword(s)||Center for Image Processing and Integrated Computing, University of California, Davis|
|School||Center for Image Processing and Integrated Computing, University of California, Davis|
Extraction and rendering of isosurfaces from large volume data is a computationally expensive task. To achieve interactive isosurface visualization, we have developed a parallel isosurface extraction pipeline, which scales with problem size and couples the extraction pipeline with a multiresolution strategy to relieve the host PC from the isosurface transport and rendering bottlenecks. The objective of this thesis research is to conduct a comprehensive study of the interplay between the compute nodes (a PC cluster), the host node (a graphics-enhanced PC), the data (voxels and triangles), and user actions (isovalue and view changes) to derive a resource-conscious, user-centered metric for designing effective solutions for large-scale isosurface visualization.