Assignment 2: Volume Rendering

CMSC 635, Spring 2002


Using any of the techniques discussed in class, render the volume data in (the CT head and MR brain from the Stanford volume data archive). You should be able to render this data from an arbitrary viewpoint. If the method you choose uses an isosurface threshold, you should be able to set this value. If it uses a transfer function, you should provide some way to set the transfer function (e.g. by interpolating a full transfer function from several fixed values, or by loading from a 1D image).

What to turn in

Turn in all program files for your volume renderer and at least a couple interesting images of each volume using the gl.umbc submit system by 24:00 Tuesday April 1st:
submit cs635 Assn2 <files>
You should also turn in an informal one to two page write-up at the beginning of class April 2nd. While the write-up may be informal, I may count off for spelling and grammar. Please proofread before you turn it in. The write up shoud describe what you did, how you did it, how well you think it worked, and what further work you might do. Include what hardware you used (it is not necessary to use the gl.umbc systems, though you must submit there).

Show and tell

On April 9th, I'd like to spend just a couple of minutes each for you to show your best image and tell the class about it. Let me know in your write-up which image you'd like to use so I can have it loaded up and ready to go.