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Title: Generalized Framework and Algorithms for Illustrative Visualization of Time-Varying Data on Unstructured Meshes

Abstract

Photo- and physically-realistic techniques are often insufficient for visualization of simulation results, especially for 3D and time-varying datasets. Substantial research efforts have been dedicated to the development of non-photorealistic and illustration-inspired visualization techniques for compact and intuitive presentation of such complex datasets. While these efforts have yielded valuable visualization results, a great deal of work has been reproduced in studies as individual research groups often develop purpose-built platforms. Additionally, interoperability between illustrative visualization software is limited due to specialized processing and rendering architectures employed in different studies. In this investigation, a generalized framework for illustrative visualization is proposed, and implemented in marmotViz, a ParaView plugin, enabling its use on variety of computing platforms with various data file formats and mesh geometries. Detailed descriptions of the region-of-interest identification and feature-tracking algorithms incorporated into this tool are provided. Additionally, implementations of multiple illustrative effect algorithms are presented to demonstrate the use and flexibility of this framework. By providing a framework and useful underlying functionality, the marmotViz tool can act as a springboard for future research in the field of illustrative visualization.

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Publication Date:
Research Org.:
Idaho National Laboratory (INL)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1058088
Report Number(s):
INL/EXT-12-26809
DOE Contract Number:  
DE-AC07-05ID14517
Resource Type:
Technical Report
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
42 ENGINEERING; illustrative visualization; time-varying datasets

Citation Formats

Alexander S. Rattner, Donna Post Guillen, and Alark Joshi. Generalized Framework and Algorithms for Illustrative Visualization of Time-Varying Data on Unstructured Meshes. United States: N. p., 2012. Web. doi:10.2172/1058088.
Alexander S. Rattner, Donna Post Guillen, & Alark Joshi. Generalized Framework and Algorithms for Illustrative Visualization of Time-Varying Data on Unstructured Meshes. United States. doi:10.2172/1058088.
Alexander S. Rattner, Donna Post Guillen, and Alark Joshi. Sat . "Generalized Framework and Algorithms for Illustrative Visualization of Time-Varying Data on Unstructured Meshes". United States. doi:10.2172/1058088. https://www.osti.gov/servlets/purl/1058088.
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author = {Alexander S. Rattner and Donna Post Guillen and Alark Joshi},
abstractNote = {Photo- and physically-realistic techniques are often insufficient for visualization of simulation results, especially for 3D and time-varying datasets. Substantial research efforts have been dedicated to the development of non-photorealistic and illustration-inspired visualization techniques for compact and intuitive presentation of such complex datasets. While these efforts have yielded valuable visualization results, a great deal of work has been reproduced in studies as individual research groups often develop purpose-built platforms. Additionally, interoperability between illustrative visualization software is limited due to specialized processing and rendering architectures employed in different studies. In this investigation, a generalized framework for illustrative visualization is proposed, and implemented in marmotViz, a ParaView plugin, enabling its use on variety of computing platforms with various data file formats and mesh geometries. Detailed descriptions of the region-of-interest identification and feature-tracking algorithms incorporated into this tool are provided. Additionally, implementations of multiple illustrative effect algorithms are presented to demonstrate the use and flexibility of this framework. By providing a framework and useful underlying functionality, the marmotViz tool can act as a springboard for future research in the field of illustrative visualization.},
doi = {10.2172/1058088},
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place = {United States},
year = {Sat Dec 01 00:00:00 EST 2012},
month = {Sat Dec 01 00:00:00 EST 2012}
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