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TitleVisualization Techniques for Time-Varying Volume Data (In Book)
inProceedings of CAD/Graphics 2001
Author(s) Kwan-Liu Ma, Eric Lum
Keyword(s)high performance computing, compression, parallel rendering, PC, pipelining, remote visualization, scientific visualization, spatial data structures, texture hardware, timevarying data, volume rendering
Year 2001
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Abstract Our ability to study and understand complex, transient phenomena is critical to solving many scientific and engineering problems. This paper addresses the issues in storage space, I/O, and rendering for visualizing time-varying volume data. A suite of effective techniques, including encoding, parallel rendering, and runtime visualization techniques are discussed. In particular, we introduce a new hardware-assisted technique coupled with a compression scheme based on Discrete Cosine Transform which allows interactive exploration in both spatial and temporal domains of the data using a PC with a commodity graphics card.