Case study: Hardware-accelerated selective LIC volume rendering

Yasuko Suzuki, Issei Fujishiro, Li Chen, Hiroko Nakamura

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9 Citations (Scopus)


Line Integral Convolution (LIC) is a promising method for visualizing 2D dense flow fields. Direct extensions of the LIC method to 3D have not been considered very effective, because optical integration in viewing directions tends to spoil the coherent structures along 3D local streamlines. In our previous reports, we have proposed a selective approach to volume rendering of LIC solid texture using 3D significance map (S-map), derived from the characteristics of flow structures, and a specific illumination model for 3D streamlines. In this paper, we take full advantage of scalar volume rendering hardware, such as VolumePro, to realize a realtime 3D flow field visualization environment with the LIC volume rendering method.

Original languageEnglish
Number of pages4
Publication statusPublished - 2002 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
EventVIS 2002, IEEE Visualisation 2002 - Boston, MA, United States
Duration: 2002 Oct 272002 Nov 1


OtherVIS 2002, IEEE Visualisation 2002
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityBoston, MA


  • Flow topology
  • Flow visualization
  • Illumination model
  • Significance map

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Software
  • Computer Science(all)
  • Engineering(all)
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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