Dr. Max was director of the NSF supported Topology Films Project in the early 1970's, which produced computer animated educational films on mathematics. He has worked in Japan for 3 and a half years as co-director of two Omnimax (hemisphere screen) stereo films for international expositions, showing the molecular basis of life. His computer animation has won numerous awards. His research interests are in the areas of scientific visualization, volume and flow rendering, computer animation, molecular graphics, realistic computer rendering, including shadow and radiosity effects, and image-based rendering.Recent student research has concerned animation of water flow, image based rendering, hierarchical volume rendering, shadow computations from multi-layered z-buffers, flow visualization, interactive protein structure visualization, multi-image stereo, and hardware-texture-assisted radiosity.
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- Hank Childs, Eric S. Brugger, Kathleen S. Bonnell, Jeremy S Meredith, Mark Miller, Brad J Whitlock, Nelson Max, "A Contract-Based System for Large Data Visualization", in "Proceedings of IEEE Visualization 2005", pp 190--198, 2005
- Christian Hofsetz, George Chen, Nelson Max, Kim Ng, Yang Liu, Li Hong, Peter McGuinness, "Light Field Rendering Using Colored Point Clouds – A Dual Space Approach", in "Presence: Teleoperators and Virtual Environments (to appear)", Volume 13, Number 6, 2004
- Christian Hofsetz, Kim Ng, Nelson Max, George Chen, Yang Liu, Peter McGuinness, "Image-Based Rendering of Range Data with Estimated Depth Uncertainty", in "IEEE Computer Graphics & Applications (to appear)", Volume 24, Number 4, 2004