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2003
IEEE

Using Deformations for Browsing Volumetric Data

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Using Deformations for Browsing Volumetric Data
Many traditional techniques for “looking inside” volumetric data involve removing portions of the data, for example using various cutting tools, to reveal the interior. This allows the user to see hidden parts of the data, but has the disadvantage of removing potentially important surrounding contextual information. We explore an alternate strategy for browsing that uses deformations, where the user can cut into and open up, spread apart, or peel away parts of the volume in real time, making the interior visible while still retaining surrounding context. We consider various deformation strategies and present a number of interaction techniques based on different metaphors. Our designs pay special attention to the semantic layers that might compose a volume (e.g. the skin, muscle, bone in a scan of a human). Users can apply deformations to only selected layers, or apply a given deformation to a different degree to each layer, making browsing more flexible and facilitating the visua...
Michael J. McGuffin, Liviu Tancau, Ravin Balakrish
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Type Conference
Year 2003
Where VISUALIZATION
Authors Michael J. McGuffin, Liviu Tancau, Ravin Balakrishnan
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