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Title: Modelling and rendering multiple volumetric scenes
Author: Leu, A. A.
Awarding Body: University of Wales Swansea
Current Institution: Swansea University
Date of Award: 2000
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The framework of this thesis is volume graphics. It addresses two important issues in volume graphics, namely modelling and rendering complex scenes composed of objects defined by volumetric datasets. The main contributions of this thesis are: A new modelling scheme for volumetric scenes, called TROVE A rendering engine associated to TROVE that incorporates three efficient multi-volume rendering algorithms based on the most commonly-used approaches for single-volume rendering A parallel implementation of a multi-volume rendering algorithm on distributed memory architectures. The thesis proposes a new structured framework for the issues of modelling and rendering of volumetric scenes. It changes the emphasis from 'how we display volumetric data' to 'how we use volumetric data to create images'. This transition is important for the development of volume graphics as a viable alternative or complement to traditional surface graphics. The foundation of this work lies in an assessment of the state-of-the-art in the field. This is done through a thorough review of volume visualisation and of parallel processing used for volume visualisation. Parts of this thesis have been presented at the First Eurographics Workshop on Parallel Processing for Graphics and Visualisation 1996 (Bristol), the Sixteenth Eurographics Conference - UK Chapter 1995 (Leeds), and the International Workshop on Volume Graphics 1999 (Swansea); and published in Computer Graphics Forum volume 18 (2), 1999 and as a chapter in a book on Volume Graphics by Springer Verlag.
Supervisor: Not available Sponsor: Not available
Qualification Name: Thesis (Ph.D.) Qualification Level: Doctoral
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