11 March 2005 Toward perceptual enhancement of multiple intersecting surfaces
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The relative values of a single 2D scalar field can be effectively perceived when the field is represented by height and rendered as a surface in three dimensions. When multiple scalar fields are simultaneously rendered on the same domain, control of additional rendering attributes such as color, transparency, texturing, and lighting is needed for effective perception. However, the transition from foreground to background due to surface intersections can confound accurate surface perception, even for techniques that work well for overlapping non-intersecting surfaces. We propose a general method for decomposing and stratifying multiple intersecting surfaces into layered components to permit complete rendering control of each surface component. We explore different rendering schemes based on stratification values and report initial results from experimentation.
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Mark A. Robinson, Mark A. Robinson, Kay A. Robbins, Kay A. Robbins, } "Toward perceptual enhancement of multiple intersecting surfaces", Proc. SPIE 5669, Visualization and Data Analysis 2005, (11 March 2005); doi: 10.1117/12.585092; https://doi.org/10.1117/12.585092
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