Beyond volume rendering: visualization, haptic exploration, and physical modeling of voxel-based objects

  • Sarah F. Frisken Gibson
Part of the Eurographics book series (EUROGRAPH)


This paper proposes the use of a voxel-based data representation not only for visualization, but also for physical modeling of objects and structures derived from volumetric data. Work in progress that demonstrates the utility of a voxel-based data format for modeling physical interactions between virtual objects is discussed, data structures that help to optimize storage requirements and preserve object integrity during object movement are presented, and prototype systems are described. These prototypes include 2D and 3D systems that illustrate voxel-based collision detection and avoidance, a force-feedback system that enables haptic, (or tactile), exploration of virtual objects, and a 2D system that illustrates interactive modeling of deformable voxel-based objects.


Virtual Environment Collision Detection Virtual Object Allowable Region Deformable Object 
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  • Sarah F. Frisken Gibson
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  1. 1.Mitsubishi Electric Research LaboratoriesCambridge Research CenterCambridgeUSA

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