“Introduction to Volume Visualization” by Kaufman, Dyer, Lorensen, Zandt and Yagel

  • ©Arie E. Kaufman, Scott Dyer, William (Bill) E. Lorensen, William L. van Zandt, and Roni Yagel



Entry Number: 08


    Introduction to Volume Visualization

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    Basic knowledge of hidden-surface methods, rendering models, and computer organization is recommended. The course is moderately difficult, due to the level of detail of the algorithms and methodologies.

    Who Should Attend
    Computer scientists and professionals who develop visualization techniques for volume data, and professionals in scientific, engineering, and biomedical disciplines who use or plan to use these techniques.

    Attendees become familiar with the technology and several major applications, understand the available tools and techniques, and recognize the challenges confronting this emerging field. They also receive a broad background in the major issues of volume visualization.

    Volume visualization is emerging in the ’90s as a key technology with an array of techniques for visualizing sampled, simulated, and synthetic 3D data. This course provides an overview of the nomenclature, technology, and techniques, with an emphasis on the algorithms, software tools, and associated applications. The course covers and compares different approaches in volume representation, fitting of surfaces to volume data, volume viewing, volume shading, volume synthesis, commercially available software, and applications of volume visualization. Slides, videos, and live demonstrations illustrate state-of-the-art volume visualization techniques.

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    Mary Whitton


    Charles Babbage Institute Archives, University of Minnesota

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