Wednesday, October 5, 2011

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

This paper discusses a 3D medical data processing algorithm, The Marching Cubes. This algorithm divides the visualization surface into unit cubes and marches through them using a divide-and-conquer strategy. For each cube, the algorithm determines how surface to be visualized cuts through the cube and then moves to the next cube. Most of this explanation in the paper comes through complex mathematical formulae and terms. The author also gives example visualizations drawn using the algorithm. However, the effectiveness of the algorithm could have been underlined if the results of marching cube were compared with those from other similar algorithms.