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Issue No.05 - September-October (2006 vol.12)
Paolo Cignoni , IEEE Computer Society
Claudio Montani , IEEE Computer Society
DOI Bookmark: http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/TVCG.2006.115
The paper presents a set of combined techniques to enhance the real-time visualization of simple or complex molecules (up to order of $10^6$ atoms) space fill mode. The proposed approach includes an innovative technique for efficient computation and storage of ambient occlusion terms, a small set of GPU accelerated procedural impostors for space-fill and ball-and-stick rendering, and novel edge-cueing techniques. As a result, the user's understanding of the three-dimensional structure under inspection is strongly increased (even for still images), while the rendering still occurs in real time.
Molecular Visualization, Ambient Occlusion, Real Time Rendering
Marco Tarini, Paolo Cignoni, Claudio Montani, "Ambient Occlusion and Edge Cueing for Enhancing Real Time Molecular Visualization", IEEE Transactions on Visualization & Computer Graphics, vol.12, no. 5, pp. 1237-1244, September-October 2006, doi:10.1109/TVCG.2006.115