Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Reaction: Marching Cubes: A high resolution 3D surface construction algorithm

This is a very interesting paper that talks about the 3D surface construction algorithm. Basically this model helps to produce an unprecedented detailed models from a 3D array data.

Then the author talk about the information flow for 3D medical algorithms which includes the steps like information acquisition, image processing, model creations, viewing operations and displaying the surface using techniques like ray casting, depth shading and color shading.

Then comes the actual marching cube algorithm which has been explained with the help of several diagrams. There is also a mathematical representation of this algorithm which was a bit confusing but the explanation was enough for me to understand the actual algorithm. Being a student of computer graphics I could easily relate myself to this particular paper as I have read about this particular algorithm earlier as well.