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Hierarchical Perspective Volume Rendering Using Triangle Fans

  • Greg Schussman
  • Nelson Max
Part of the Eurographics book series (EUROGRAPH)

Abstract

We present a method of accelerated perspective volume rendering using cell projection, triangle fans, and a data hierarchy. The hierarchy allows mixed resolution rendering, greatly increasing speed. We utilize triangle fans for additional speed and texture mapped opacity for accuracy.

Keywords

Volume Rendering Perspective Projection Volume Visualization Direct Volume Rendering Triangle Strip 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • Greg Schussman
    • 1
  • Nelson Max
    • 1
  1. 1.Center for Image Processing and Integrated Computing (CIPIC) Department of Computer ScienceUniversity of CaliforniaDavisUSA

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