A software architecture for real-time volume data exploration on PC-based platforms

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Title A software architecture for real-time volume data exploration on PC-based platforms
Author Jones, Michael Greystock
Publication Title The APAC Conference and Exhibition on Advanced Computing, Grid Applications and eResearch
Editor Professor Bill Appelbe
Year Published 2005
Place of publication Organisation web site: see "WWW reference", below
Publisher Victorian Partnership for Advanced Computing, via PKP Open Conference Systems
Abstract A software architecture is presented for real-time exploration of volumetric data on PCbased platforms using human computer interface (HCI) technologies ranging from mousekeyboard through to multi-screen virtual reality (VR) display with motion tracking. Voxel datasets in the range of 1 GB to 100 GB are targetted, with data from the Visible Human Project being chosen for system demonstration. The architecture is modular: the base program provides efficient display of intersecting orthogonal planes; separately compiled plugin modules provide more advanced 3-D rendering including surface fitting (SF) and direct volume rendering (DVR). Real-time display is provided using OpenGL. Semi-transparent rendering is correctly supported, through currently fails within regions that contain hybrid SF-DVR rendering. Script interfaces ensure code reusability and allow it to be readily reconfigured for particular HCI operation.
Peer Reviewed Yes
Published Yes
Publisher URI http://www.vpac.org/
Conference name APAC'05
Location Royal Pines Resort, Gold Coast, QLD
Date From 2005-09-26
Date To 2005-09-29
URI http://hdl.handle.net/10072/2596
Date Accessioned 2006-03-15
Language en_AU
Faculty Faculty of Engineering and Information Technology
Subject PRE2009-Computer Graphics
Publication Type Conference Publications (Full Written Paper - Refereed)
Publication Type Code e1

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