Computer Graphics
TU Braunschweig

Fine-Scale Editing of Continuous Volumes using Adaptive Surfaces

Fine-Scale Editing of Continuous Volumes using Adaptive Surfaces

Many fields of science such as astronomy and astrophysics require the visualization and editing of smooth, continuous volume data. However, current high-level approaches to volume editing concentrate on segmentable volume data prevalent in medical or engineering contexts, and therefore rely on the presence of well-defined 3D surface layers. Editing arbitrary volumes, on the other hand, is currently only possible using low-level approaches based on the rather unintuitive direct manipulation of axis-aligned slices. In this paper, we present a technique to add or modify fine-scale structures within astronomical nebulae based on adaptive drawing surfaces that enable 2D-image-like editing approaches. Our results look more natural and have been produced in a much shorter time than previously possible with axis-aligned slice editing.


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Author(s):Kai Ruhl, Stephan Wenger, Dennis Franke, Julius Saretzki, Marcus Magnor
Published:September 2013
Type:Article in conference proceedings
Book:Proc. Vision, Modeling and Visualization (VMV)
Presented at:Vision, Modeling and Visualization (VMV) 2013
Project(s): Astrophysical Modeling and Visualization 

  title = {Fine-Scale Editing of Continuous Volumes using Adaptive Surfaces},
  author = {Ruhl, Kai and Wenger, Stephan and Franke, Dennis and Saretzki, Julius and Magnor, Marcus},
  booktitle = {Proc. Vision, Modeling and Visualization ({VMV})},
  organization = {Eurographics},
  pages = {1--2},
  month = {Sep},
  year = {2013}