State of the Art in Transfer Functions for Direct Volume Rendering

Handle URI:
http://hdl.handle.net/10754/621418
Title:
State of the Art in Transfer Functions for Direct Volume Rendering
Authors:
Ljung, Patric; Krüger, Jens; Groller, Eduard; Hadwiger, Markus ( 0000-0003-1239-4871 ) ; Hansen, Charles D.; Ynnerman, Anders
Abstract:
A central topic in scientific visualization is the transfer function (TF) for volume rendering. The TF serves a fundamental role in translating scalar and multivariate data into color and opacity to express and reveal the relevant features present in the data studied. Beyond this core functionality, TFs also serve as a tool for encoding and utilizing domain knowledge and as an expression for visual design of material appearances. TFs also enable interactive volumetric exploration of complex data. The purpose of this state-of-the-art report (STAR) is to provide an overview of research into the various aspects of TFs, which lead to interpretation of the underlying data through the use of meaningful visual representations. The STAR classifies TF research into the following aspects: dimensionality, derived attributes, aggregated attributes, rendering aspects, automation, and user interfaces. The STAR concludes with some interesting research challenges that form the basis of an agenda for the development of next generation TF tools and methodologies. © 2016 The Author(s) Computer Graphics Forum © 2016 The Eurographics Association and John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.
KAUST Department:
King Abdullah University of Science and Technology
Citation:
Ljung P, Krüger J, Groller E, Hadwiger M, Hansen CD, et al. (2016) State of the Art in Transfer Functions for Direct Volume Rendering. Computer Graphics Forum 35: 669–691. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cgf.12934.
Publisher:
Wiley-Blackwell
Journal:
Computer Graphics Forum
Issue Date:
4-Jul-2016
DOI:
10.1111/cgf.12934
Type:
Article
ISSN:
0167-7055
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dc.contributor.authorLjung, Patricen
dc.contributor.authorKrüger, Jensen
dc.contributor.authorGroller, Eduarden
dc.contributor.authorHadwiger, Markusen
dc.contributor.authorHansen, Charles D.en
dc.contributor.authorYnnerman, Andersen
dc.date.accessioned2016-11-03T08:28:51Z-
dc.date.available2016-11-03T08:28:51Z-
dc.date.issued2016-07-04en
dc.identifier.citationLjung P, Krüger J, Groller E, Hadwiger M, Hansen CD, et al. (2016) State of the Art in Transfer Functions for Direct Volume Rendering. Computer Graphics Forum 35: 669–691. Available: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/cgf.12934.en
dc.identifier.issn0167-7055en
dc.identifier.doi10.1111/cgf.12934en
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10754/621418-
dc.description.abstractA central topic in scientific visualization is the transfer function (TF) for volume rendering. The TF serves a fundamental role in translating scalar and multivariate data into color and opacity to express and reveal the relevant features present in the data studied. Beyond this core functionality, TFs also serve as a tool for encoding and utilizing domain knowledge and as an expression for visual design of material appearances. TFs also enable interactive volumetric exploration of complex data. The purpose of this state-of-the-art report (STAR) is to provide an overview of research into the various aspects of TFs, which lead to interpretation of the underlying data through the use of meaningful visual representations. The STAR classifies TF research into the following aspects: dimensionality, derived attributes, aggregated attributes, rendering aspects, automation, and user interfaces. The STAR concludes with some interesting research challenges that form the basis of an agenda for the development of next generation TF tools and methodologies. © 2016 The Author(s) Computer Graphics Forum © 2016 The Eurographics Association and John Wiley & Sons Ltd. Published by John Wiley & Sons Ltd.en
dc.publisherWiley-Blackwellen
dc.subjectCategories and Subject Descriptors (according to ACM CCS)en
dc.titleState of the Art in Transfer Functions for Direct Volume Renderingen
dc.typeArticleen
dc.contributor.departmentKing Abdullah University of Science and Technologyen
dc.identifier.journalComputer Graphics Forumen
dc.contributor.institutionLinköping University; Swedenen
dc.contributor.institutionCoViDAG; University of Duisburg-Essenen
dc.contributor.institutionSeientific Computing and Imaging Institute; University of Utahen
dc.contributor.institutionTU Wien Austriaen
dc.contributor.institutionUniversity of Bergen; Norwayen
kaust.authorHadwiger, Markusen
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