Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Reaction: Imaging Vector Fields Using Line Integral Convolution

This paper focuses on an effective new approach that is to use linear and curvilinear filtering techniques to locally blur textures along a vector field which is capable of imaging arbitrary two and three dimensional vector fields. The technique can also produce novel special effects. Line integral convolution represents a new and general method for imaging two- and three-dimensional vector fields. The algorithm filters an input image along local stream lines defined by an input vector field and generates an output image.

One thing I didn't like about the paper was that its not an easy read as the other papers. Though the mathematical formulas were a requirement, they could have been presented in a much easier format making it a fun to read.