Wednesday, October 5, 2011

Reaction: A Survey of Algorithms for Volume Visualization

The paper talks about the top algorithms upon which volume visualization is based. Volume visualization as a topic is fascinating because it is the basis for building images(3-D) from 2-D data. I found the section about Photorealism an interesting read because it speculates whether visualization should be about only physically plausible objects. I believe both sides have valid arguments. Among the volume visualization algorithms, I found ray-casting an effective technique because no shadows or reflections are generated and the dolphin head picture in the paper depicts its ability to visualize volume.