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The Institute for Data Analysis and Visualization (IDAV) consists of six faculty members and approximately 30 researchers and graduate students all working on interdisciplinary problems in visualization, geometric modeling, computer graphics, computational geometry, graphics architecture, and immersive technologies. We are key partners in SDAV, a DoE SciDAC III Scalable Data Analysis an Visualization Center, and in the IRTG, an International Research Training Group based at the Technical University of Kaiserslautern in Germany. We are an internationally recognized leader in the fields of visualization and computer graphics, addressing problems that range from the multiresolution display of very large-scale data, to the discovery of new visual analysis algorithms, to the design of methods to accelerate the use of graphics hardware.

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Boundaries of Trivariate Solids
Ken Joy, Mark A. Duchaineau

The trivariate tensor-product B-spline solid is a direct extension of the B-spline patch and has been shown to be useful in the creation and visualization of free-form geometric solids. Visualizing these solid objects is difficult, because it requires the determination of the boundary surface of the solid, which is a combination of parametric and implicit surfaces. We have developed a ... [more]