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Curve-Centric Volume Reformation for Comparative Visualization

Ove Daae Lampe, Carlos Correa, Kwan-Liu Ma, Helwig Hauser

ARTICLE, IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, 2009

Abstract

We present two visualization techniques for curve-centric volume reformation with the aim to create compelling comparative visualizations. A curve-centric volume reformation deforms a volume, with regards to a curve in space, to create a new space in which the curve evaluates to zero in two dimensions and spans its arc-length in the third. The volume surrounding the curve is deformed such that spatial neighborhood to the curve is preserved. The result of the curve-centric reformation produces images where one axis is aligned to arc-length, and thus allows researchers and practitioners to apply their arc-length parameterized data visualizations in parallel for comparison. Furthermore we show that when visualizing dense data, our technique provides an inside out projection, from the curve and out into the volume, which allows for inspection what is around the curve. Finally we demonstrate the usefulness of our techniques in the context of two application cases. We show that existing data visualizations of arc-length parameterized data can be enhanced by using our techniques, in addition to creating a new view and perspective on volumetric data around curves. Additionally we show how volumetric data can be brought into plotting environments that allow precise readouts. In the first case we inspect streamlines in a flow field around a car, and in the second we inspect seismic volumes and well logs from drilling.

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IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics

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BibTeX

@article{lampe09cuvicentric,
  title = {Curve-Centric Volume Reformation for Comparative Visualization},
  author = {Ove Daae Lampe and Carlos Correa and Kwan-Liu Ma and Helwig Hauser},
  journal = {IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics},
  volume = {15},
  number = {6},
  pages = {1235--1242},
  year = {2009},
  event = {IEEE Visualization 2009},
  abstract = {We present two visualization techniques for curve-centric volume 
    reformation with the aim to create compelling comparative visualizations. 
	A curve-centric volume reformation deforms a volume, with regards to a 
	curve in space, to create a new space in which the curve evaluates to zero 
	in two dimensions and spans its arc-length in the third. The volume 
	surrounding the curve is deformed such that spatial neighborhood to the curve 
	is preserved. The result of the curve-centric reformation produces images where 
	one axis is aligned to arc-length, and thus allows researchers and practitioners 
	to apply their arc-length parameterized data visualizations in parallel for 
	comparison. Furthermore we show that when visualizing dense data, our technique 
	provides an inside out projection, from the curve and out into the volume, which 
	allows for inspection what is around the curve. Finally we demonstrate
	the usefulness of our techniques in the context of two application cases. We 
	show that existing data visualizations of arc-length parameterized data can be 
	enhanced by using our techniques, in addition to creating a new view and 
	perspective on volumetric data around curves. Additionally we show how 
	volumetric data can be brought into plotting environments that allow precise 
	readouts. In the first case we inspect streamlines in a flow field around a car, 
	and in the second we inspect seismic volumes and well logs from drilling.},


  URL = {http://dx.doi.org/10.1109/TVCG.2009.136}
}






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