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1997

Ray-Based Data Level Comparisons of Direct Volume Rendering Algorithms

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Ray-Based Data Level Comparisons of Direct Volume Rendering Algorithms
This paper describes and demonstrates the e ectiveness of several metrics for data level comparison of direct volume rendering (DVR) algorithms. The focus is not on speed ups from approximations or implementations with parallel or specialized hardware, but rather on means for comparing resulting images. However, unlike image level comparisons, where the starting point is 2D images, the main distinction of data level comparison is the use of intermediate 3D information to produce the individual pixel values during the rendering process. In addition to identifying the location and extent of di erences in DVR images, these data level comparisons allow us to explain why these di erences arise from di erent DVR algorithms. Because of the rich variety of DVR algorithms, nding a common framework for developing data level comparison metrics is one of the main challenges and contribution of this paper. In this paper, we report on how ray tracing can be used as a common framework for comparing ...
Kwansik Kim, Alex Pang
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Type Conference
Year 1997
Where DAGSTUHL
Authors Kwansik Kim, Alex Pang
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