12 March 2002 Comprehensible volume LIC rendering based on 3D significance map
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Although texture-based methods provide a very promising way to visualize 3D vector fields, their dense 3D texture hinders the visualization of a 3D volume. In this paper, we introduce the concept of 3D significance map, and describe how significance values are derived from the intrinsic properties of a vector field. Based on the 3D significance map, we can control transfer functions for comprehensible LIC volume rendering by highlighting significant regions and neglecting insignificant information. We also present a 3D streamline illumination model that can reveal the flow direction embedded in a solid LIC texture. Experimental results illustrate the feasibility of our method.
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Li Chen, Issei Fujishiro, and Yasuko Suzuki "Comprehensible volume LIC rendering based on 3D significance map", Proc. SPIE 4665, Visualization and Data Analysis 2002, (12 March 2002); doi: 10.1117/12.458781; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.458781

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