|Title||Scalable Self-Orienting Surfaces: A Compact, Texture-Enhanced Representation for Interactive Visualization Of 3D Vector Fields
(In Collection) |
|in||10 th Pacific Conference on Computer Graphics and Applications (PG'02)|
Greg Schussman, Kwan-Liu Ma |
|Location||Tsinghua University, Beijing|
|Date||October 09--11 2002|
This paper presents a study of field line visualization techniques. To address both the computational and perceptual issues in visualizing large scale, complex, dense field line data commonly found in many scientific applications, a new texture-based field line representation which we call selforienting surfaces is introduced. This scalable representation facilitates hardware-accelerated rendering and incorporation of various perceptually-effective techniques, resulting in intuitive visualization and interpretation of the data under study. An electromagnetic data set obtained from accelerator modeling and a fluid flow data set from
aerodynamics modeling are used for evaluation and demonstration of the techniques.