2016 IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium (PacificVis) (2016)
April 19, 2016 to April 22, 2016
Ismail Demir , Computer Graphics and Visualization Group, Technische Universität München, Germany
Johannes Kehrer , Computer Graphics and Visualization Group, Technische Universität München, Germany
Rudiger Westermann , Computer Graphics and Visualization Group, Technische Universität München, Germany
Visualizing sets of isosurfaces from 3D scalar ensemble fields is a difficult task due to inherent occlusion effects, yet it is often required to analyze the uncertainty represented by such an ensemble. In this paper, we present a novel visualization technique for ensembles of isosurfaces based on screen-space silhouettes. By using silhouettes, the displayed information is reduced to avoid occlusions, yet the major shape of the surfaces can be maintained. Our approach preserves spatial coherence and does not make any assumption about the underlying surface distribution. By providing additional mechanisms, i.e., picking, clustering, cutting and animation, we enable the user to explore an ensemble of surfaces interactively.
I.3.3 [Computer Graphics]: Picture/Image Generation — Display algorithms,
Ismail Demir, Johannes Kehrer, Rudiger Westermann, "Screen-space silhouettes for visualizing ensembles of 3D isosurfaces", 2016 IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium (PacificVis), vol. 00, no. , pp. 204-208, 2016, doi:10.1109/PACIFICVIS.2016.7465271