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Multiresolution representation and visualization of volume data

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4 Author(s)
P. Cignoni ; Istituto di Elaborazione dell'Inf., CNR, Pisa, Italy ; C. Montani ; E. Puppo ; R. Scopigno

A system to represent and visualize scalar volume data at multiple resolution is presented. The system is built on a multiresolution model based on tetrahedral meshes with scattered vertices that can be obtained from any initial dataset. The model is built off-line through data simplification techniques, and stored in a compact data structure that supports fast on-line access. The system supports interactive visualization of a representation at an arbitrary level of resolution through isosurface and projective methods. The user can interactively adapt the quality of visualization to requirements of a specific application task and to the performance of a specific hardware platform. Representations at different resolutions can be used together to further enhance interaction and performance through progressive and multiresolution rendering

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IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics  (Volume:3 ,  Issue: 4 )