Introduction to 3D Visualization

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Table of Contents

Introduction to 3D Visualization

Overview

Visualization

Visualization Pipeline

Characterization of Visualization Problems

Visualization Problems Vs. Data Types

Data Types and Characteristics

Data Types and Characteristics

Data Types and Characteristics

Data Types and Characteristics

Characterization of Visualization Techniques

Characterization of Visualization Techniques

Characterization of Visualization Techniques

Characterization of Visualization Techniques

Characterization of Visualization Techniques

Characterization of Visualization Techniques

Characterization of Visualization Techniques

Characterization of Visualization Techniques

Characterization of Visualization Techniques

Surface vs. Volume Rendering

Common Issues for All Types of Visualization Techniques

Sampling and Visualization

Hidden Surface Removal / Rendering

Shading and Illumination

Shading Example:

Perceptionís Role in Visualization

Interactive vs. Non-Interactive

VR Approaches

VR Approaches (cont.)

Some Common Visualization Packages

Common Visualization Packages

Common Visualization Packages

Common Visualization Packages

Example Research System: SFA System

User Interface

Hand Operations

Visualization Goal: Effective? Realistic?

Conclusion

Author: David S. Ebert

Email: ebert@umbc.edu

Home Page: http://umbc.edu/~ebert