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1994
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Fast volume rendering using a shear-warp factorization of the viewing transformation

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Fast volume rendering using a shear-warp factorization of the viewing transformation
Several existing volume rendering algorithms operate by factoring the viewing transformation into a 3D shear parallel to the data slices, a projection to form an intermediate but distorted image, and a 2D warp to form an undistorted final image. We extend this class of algorithms in three ways. First, we describe a new object-order rendering algorithm based on the factorization that is significantly faster than published algorithms with minimal loss of image quality. Shear-warp factorizations have the property that rows of voxels in the volume are aligned with rows of pixels in the intermediate image. We use this fact to construct a scanline-based algorithm that traverses the volume and the intermediate image in synchrony, taking advantage of the spatial coherence present in both. We use spatial data structures based on run-length encoding for both the volume and the intermediate image. Our implementation running on an SGI Indigo workstation renders a 2563 voxel medical data set in on...
Philippe Lacroute, Marc Levoy
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Type Conference
Year 1994
Where SIGGRAPH
Authors Philippe Lacroute, Marc Levoy
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