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Issue No. 05 - September-October (2006 vol. 12)
ISSN: 1077-2626
pp: 1237-1244
Claudio Montani , IEEE Computer Society
Paolo Cignoni , IEEE Computer Society
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
Claudio Montani, Marco Tarini, Paolo Cignoni, "Ambient Occlusion and Edge Cueing for Enhancing Real Time Molecular Visualization", IEEE Transactions on Visualization & Computer Graphics, vol. 12, no. , pp. 1237-1244, September-October 2006, doi:10.1109/TVCG.2006.115
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