In this paper, we parallelize a new efficient approximate projection algorithm for volume rendering. The algorithm is unique in that it computes N different views simultaneously, much faster than these projections could be computed independently. It is thus ideal for computing animated sequences of views. We implement and evaluate the algorithm on a MasPar MP-1. We render a 128x128x128 data set at up to 21 frames per second average on a 1K PE MasPar MP-1 using gray scale volumetric compositing (simpler transformations are computed even faster).
|Journal||Proceedings of the International Conference on Parallel Processing|
|Publication status||Published - 1994 Jan 1|
|Event||23rd International Conference on Parallel Processing, ICPP 1994 - Raleigh, NC, United States|
Duration: 1994 Aug 15 → 1994 Aug 19
All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes
- Hardware and Architecture