Master of Science (MS)
We have explored how clipping can be exploited in an interactive manner to visualize massive three-dimensional datasets. In essence, the proposed interactive clipping approach involves the dynamic adjustment of the clipping plane to expose any cross-section of the volume data and subsequent adjustment of the clipped surface to the best view position using a combination of rotation and translation. The thesis describes the design, implementation and application of our interactive-clipping-based visualization system. The implementation is done with OpenGL and C++, thus resulting in a highly portable and flexible system. For illustration, two types of scientific datasets, confocal data of a plant stem and calculated electronic charge density distributions are successfully visualized. The data are displayed using pixel- and texture-based rendering; the latter is shown to give a better performance.
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Khanduja, Gaurav, "Visualization based on interactive clipping: application to confocal data" (2005). LSU Master's Theses. 1549.
Bijaya B. Karki