Gesellschaft für Informatik e.V.

Lecture Notes in Informatics


Visualization of large and unstructured data sets S-07, 164-177 (2007).

Gesellschaft für Informatik, Bonn
2007


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A survey of implicit surface rendering methods, and a proposal for a common sampling framework

A. Knoll

Abstract


We consider several applications of implicit surfaces in visualization, and methods for rendering them. In particular we focus on geometry processing techniques for mesh extraction; and ray casting methods for direct rendering of implicits. Given that both methods rely on sampling the implicit function in question, we design a software framework that could accomodate both algorithms. We conclude by evaluating the time complexity and performance of existing systems, and discuss the long-term potential of both methods for rendering and computational goals.


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