Illustrative techniques are generally applied to produce stylized renderings. Various illustrative styles have been applied to volumetric data sets, producing clearer images and effectively conveying visual information. We adopt user-configurable particle systems to produce stylized renderings from the volume data, imitating traditional pen-and-ink drawings. In the following, we present an interactive GPU-based illustrative framework, called VolFliesGPU, for rendering volume data, exploiting parallelism in both graphics hardware and particle systems. We achieve real-time interaction and prompt parametrization of the illustrative styles, using an intuitive GPGPU paradigm that delivers the computational power to drive our particle system and visualization algorithms.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the Advanced School for Computing and Imaging (ASCI 2009), June 3-5, 2009, Zeewolde, The Netherlands|
|Publication status||Published - 2009|