Issue No. 03 - July-September (2003 vol. 9)
<p><b>Abstract</b>—The depiction of time-dependent vector fields is a central problem in scientific visualization. This article describes a technique for generating animations of such fields where the motion of the streamlines to be visualized is given by a second “motion” vector field. Each frame of our animation is a Line Integral Convolution of the original vector field with a time-varying input texture. The texture is evolved according to the associated motion vector field via an automatically adjusted set of random particles. We demonstrate this technique with examples from electromagnetism.</p>
Line integral convolution, time-dependent, time-varying, vector fields, field lines, streamlines, electromagnetism.
A. Sundquist, "Dynamic Line Integral Convolution for Visualizing Streamline Evolution," in IEEE Transactions on Visualization & Computer Graphics, vol. 9, no. , pp. 273-282, 2003.