Efficient parallel computation of projections for animated volume visualization

Tung-Kuang Wu, M. L. Brady

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Abstract

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).

Original languageEnglish
Article number5727827
JournalProceedings of the International Conference on Parallel Processing
Volume3
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1994 Jan 1
Event23rd International Conference on Parallel Processing, ICPP 1994 - Raleigh, NC, United States
Duration: 1994 Aug 151994 Aug 19

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Volume Visualization
Parallel Computation
Visualization
Projection
Volume Rendering
Approximate Algorithm
Projection Algorithm
Volume rendering
Computing
Evaluate

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Mathematics(all)
  • Hardware and Architecture

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Efficient parallel computation of projections for animated volume visualization. / Wu, Tung-Kuang; Brady, M. L.

In: Proceedings of the International Conference on Parallel Processing, Vol. 3, 5727827, 01.01.1994.

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