Monday, November 7, 2011

Reaction: A Survey of Algorithms for Volume Visualization

Elvins gives an insight into the most active field volume visualization. This paper is closely related to the 3d algorithms paper algorithm (Marching algorithm) published by Lorensen. This paper discusses some set of algorithms which are currently used in the volume visualization field.

This paper helped me to understand the various visualizations methods like direct volume rendering, surface fitting, progressive refinement.

Elvins present a detailed view of the various volume visualization algorithms like coutour-connecting, opaque cube, splatting which were not discussed by Lorenson. Another commendable approach used in this paper is the discussion of the approaches used in every method for visualization instead of enlisting the algorithm itself.The splatting algorithm is very new and interesting.

Overall this paper is a good start to understand the volume visualizations.