IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications

Issue 5 • Sept.-Oct. 2008

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  • [Front cover]

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): c1
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  • Call for Papers

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  • [Masthead]

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  • Table of contents

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  • Back to Digital Crayons

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):4 - 5
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    Cover artist Tom Hubbard discusses how he transformed from taking realistic photographs to the world of creating abstract digital art. View full abstract»

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  • Bert Herzog, 1929–2008: Remembrances and Recollections

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):6 - 9
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  • Bringing VR and Spatial 3D Interaction to the Masses through Video Games

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):10 - 15
    Cited by:  Papers (25)  |  Patents (4)
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    Virtual reality (VR) and 3D user interface (3D UI) research has been going on for more than 20 years, with limited success in being a part of people's everyday lives.VR and 3D UIs have been useful in areas such as simulation and training, scientific visualization, medicine, and psychological rehabilitation.Our glance at video game history shows three trends that lead us to why 3D Uls and VR are st... View full abstract»

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  • A Prototype for Cartographic Human Body Analysis

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):16 - 21
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    A cartographic-oriented model uses algebraic map operations to perform spatial analysis of medical data relative to the human body. A prototype system uses 3D visualization techniques to deliver analysis results. A prototype implementation suggests the model might provide the basis for a medical application tool that introduces new information insight. View full abstract»

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  • Visualization Research is Growing and Expanding

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):22 - 23
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    Visualization has become an increasingly active area of research because of its usefulness in a wide range of applications. APVIS is a meeting covering topics mostly in graph drawing and visualization. At APVIS 2007, we discussed expanding the scope of the venue and attracting greater international participation. View full abstract»

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  • Visualizing Transport Structures of Time-Dependent Flow Fields

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):24 - 36
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    This article focuses on the transport characteristics of physical properties in fluids-in particular, visualizing the finite-time transport structure of property advection. Applied to a well-chosen set of property fields, the proposed approach yields structures giving insights into the underlying flow's dynamic processes. View full abstract»

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  • Seeing the Difference between Cosmological Simulations

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):37 - 45
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    Visualizing the time-variant results of a simulation can help scientists see patterns that would be difficult to find using only statistics. Furthermore, visualizing the differences between multiple simulations can let scientists directly analyze the simulations' consistency. In this article, we describe our interactive application for viewing the differences between multiple time-variant cosmolog... View full abstract»

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  • Event Tunnel: Exploring Event-Driven Business Processes

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):46 - 55
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    Event-based systems monitor business processes in real time. The event-tunnel visualization sees the stream of events captured from such systems as a cylindrical tunnel The tunnel allows for back- tracing business incidents and exploring event patterns' root causes. The authors couple this visualization with tools that let users search for relevant events within a data repository. View full abstract»

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  • Map Warping for the Annotation of Metro Maps

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):56 - 65
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    Schematic transportation maps usually contain little or no detail describing the environment of stations or their embedding in the surrounding area. The annotation of a distorted city map alleviates this deficiency and further improves the usability of schematic transportation maps by merging two different navigational spaces. Schematic maps are designed to preserve stations' relative positions, i... View full abstract»

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  • Dynamic Shader Generation for GPU-Based Multi-Volume Ray Casting

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):66 - 77
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    Direct volume rendering has become a powerful, widely-used technique for visualizing 3D volumetric data in many fields. Real-time performance for rendering multiple intersecting volumetric objects requires the speed and flexibility of modern GPUs. This requirement has restricted programming of the necessary shaders to GPU experts only. A visualization system that dynamically generates GPU shaders ... View full abstract»

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  • The Need for Verifiable Visualization

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):78 - 83
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    Visualization is often employed as part of the simulation science pipeline, it's the window through which scientists examine their data for deriving new science, and the lens used to view modeling and discretization interactions within their simulations. We advocate that as a component of the simulation science pipeline, visualization must be explicitly considered as part of the validation and ver... View full abstract»

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  • Analyses Using VR/AR Visualization

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):84 - 86
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    Aimed at improving the design process of machine tools using virtual reality (VR) and augmented reality (AR) systems, the Institute for Machine Tools and Production Processes (IWP) of Chemnitz University of Technology has developed new visualization methods for studying finite elements analysis (FEA) results in immersive environments along with a mobile AR system. The Institute's major goal on the... View full abstract»

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  • Tools and Products

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s):87 - 88
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    Department editor Dave Kasik highlights some of the new computer graphics tools and products on the market. In this issue the featured tools and products are the "Smart Camera" precision position tracking system from WorldViz; the Nvidia Quadro FX 3600M professional GPU for notebook and laptop workstations; the OpticBook 4600 book scanner from Plustek Technology; a news item on the unveiling of th... View full abstract»

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  • CS Info membership information

    Publication Year: 2008, Page(s): c3
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