Viewing and Rendering Processor for a Volume Visualization System

  • A. Kaufman
  • R. Bakalash
  • D. Cohen
Part of the Eurographic Seminars book series (FOCUS COMPUTER)


The architecture and the hardware realization of the 3D Viewing and Rendering Processor is presented. This processor is a component of the Cube architecture, developed primarily for volume visualization. The processor generates 2D shaded orthographic, parallel, and perspective projections of the volumetric image of n 3 voxels in O(n 2 logn ) time. This performance is attributed to a unique skewed memory organization, a special ray projection bus, an extended viewing architecture, and a new congradient shading technique. A reduced-resolution prototype has been realized in hardware using printed circuit board technology and has been running in true real time. Currently, a VLSI version of the prototype is being tested.


Perspective Projection Parallel Projection Hardware Realization Frame Buffer Orthographic Projection 
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© EUROGRAPHICS The European Association for Computer Graphics 1991

Authors and Affiliations

  • A. Kaufman
    • 1
  • R. Bakalash
    • 1
  • D. Cohen
    • 1
  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceState University of New YorkStony BrookUSA

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