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Title: Interactive Streamline Exploration and Manipulation Using Deformation

Abstract

Occlusion presents a major challenge in visualizing three-dimensional flow fields with streamlines. Displaying too many streamlines at once makes it difficult to locate interesting regions, but displaying too few streamlines risks missing important features. A more ideal streamline exploration model is to allow the viewer to freely move across the field that has been populated with interesting streamlines and pull away the streamlines that cause occlusion so that the viewer can inspect the hidden ones in detail. In this paper, we present a streamline deformation algorithm that supports such user-driven interaction with three-dimensional flow fields. We define a view-dependent focus+context technique that moves the streamlines occluding the focus area using a novel displacement model. To preserve the context surrounding the user-chosen focus area, we propose two shape models to define the transition zone for the surrounding streamlines, and the displacement of the contextual streamlines is solved interactively with a goal of preserving their shapes as much as possible. Based on our deformation model, we design an interactive streamline exploration tool using a lens metaphor. Our system runs interactively so that users can move their focus and examine the flow field freely.

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Research Org.:
Pacific Northwest National Lab. (PNNL), Richland, WA (United States)
Sponsoring Org.:
USDOE
OSTI Identifier:
1213015
Report Number(s):
PNNL-SA-101949
KJ0402000
DOE Contract Number:  
AC05-76RL01830
Resource Type:
Conference
Resource Relation:
Conference: IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium (PacificVis 2015), April 14-17, 2015, Hangzhou, China, 1-8
Country of Publication:
United States
Language:
English
Subject:
flow visualization, focus+context, streamline, deformation, occlusion

Citation Formats

Tong, Xin, Chen, Chun-Ming, Shen, Han-Wei, and Wong, Pak C. Interactive Streamline Exploration and Manipulation Using Deformation. United States: N. p., 2015. Web. doi:10.1109/PACIFICVIS.2015.7156349.
Tong, Xin, Chen, Chun-Ming, Shen, Han-Wei, & Wong, Pak C. Interactive Streamline Exploration and Manipulation Using Deformation. United States. doi:10.1109/PACIFICVIS.2015.7156349.
Tong, Xin, Chen, Chun-Ming, Shen, Han-Wei, and Wong, Pak C. Mon . "Interactive Streamline Exploration and Manipulation Using Deformation". United States. doi:10.1109/PACIFICVIS.2015.7156349.
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title = {Interactive Streamline Exploration and Manipulation Using Deformation},
author = {Tong, Xin and Chen, Chun-Ming and Shen, Han-Wei and Wong, Pak C.},
abstractNote = {Occlusion presents a major challenge in visualizing three-dimensional flow fields with streamlines. Displaying too many streamlines at once makes it difficult to locate interesting regions, but displaying too few streamlines risks missing important features. A more ideal streamline exploration model is to allow the viewer to freely move across the field that has been populated with interesting streamlines and pull away the streamlines that cause occlusion so that the viewer can inspect the hidden ones in detail. In this paper, we present a streamline deformation algorithm that supports such user-driven interaction with three-dimensional flow fields. We define a view-dependent focus+context technique that moves the streamlines occluding the focus area using a novel displacement model. To preserve the context surrounding the user-chosen focus area, we propose two shape models to define the transition zone for the surrounding streamlines, and the displacement of the contextual streamlines is solved interactively with a goal of preserving their shapes as much as possible. Based on our deformation model, we design an interactive streamline exploration tool using a lens metaphor. Our system runs interactively so that users can move their focus and examine the flow field freely.},
doi = {10.1109/PACIFICVIS.2015.7156349},
journal = {},
number = ,
volume = ,
place = {United States},
year = {Mon Jan 12 00:00:00 EST 2015},
month = {Mon Jan 12 00:00:00 EST 2015}
}

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