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TitleAn Interactive Isosurface Visualization Pipeline (Masters Thesis)
Author(s) Conrad P. Tse
Keyword(s)Center for Image Processing and Integrated Computing, University of California, Davis
Year 2000
SchoolCenter for Image Processing and Integrated Computing, University of California, Davis
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Abstract Extraction and rendering of isosurfaces from large volume data is a computationally expensive task. To achieve interactive isosurface visualization, we have developed a parallel isosurface extraction pipeline, which scales with problem size and couples the extraction pipeline with a multiresolution strategy to relieve the host PC from the isosurface transport and rendering bottlenecks. The objective of this thesis research is to conduct a comprehensive study of the interplay between the compute nodes (a PC cluster), the host node (a graphics-enhanced PC), the data (voxels and triangles), and user actions (isovalue and view changes) to derive a resource-conscious, user-centered metric for designing effective solutions for large-scale isosurface visualization. Year