4 April 1994 Nicer-slicer-dicer: an interactive volume visualization tool
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Nicer-Slicer-Dicer (NSD) is a new, interactive tool for volume visualization. In addition to single scalar volumes, NSD can visualize multivariate and time series data. NSD achieves high rendering rates by compositing slice planes back-to-front while blending pixels through the use of alpha buffering hardware. This technique introduces some small artifacts, but it works remarkably well with large data sets where voxels represent small areas in image space. The plane compositing technique also allows one to generate an isosurface and volume rendering simultaneously by interleaving planes and isosurface polygons.
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Patrick J. Moran, Patrick J. Moran, } "Nicer-slicer-dicer: an interactive volume visualization tool", Proc. SPIE 2184, Three-Dimensional Microscopy: Image Acquisition and Processing, (4 April 1994); doi: 10.1117/12.172095; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.172095
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