Scientific Visualization Based on Warping of Photograph Image

Tetsuro Ogi, Michitaka Hirose

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In scientific visualization, displaying numerical data using realistic image is essential to recognize physical phenomena effectively. In this paper, a visualization method using photograph image was proposed. By relating the analysis model that is used in the numerical simulation to the shape model and the photograph imege, the warped image is generated in real time according to the results of the numerical simulation. This method was applied to the visualization of scientific data such as an earthquake response analysis and a deformation analysis. As results, realistic images were generated to visualize data in real-time. In addition, the distortion of the generated image that depends on the rotation or the deformation of the displayed objects was evaluated. This distortion can be decreased by increasing the number of the control points for the warping of the photograph image.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)214-221
Number of pages8
JournalNihon Kikai Gakkai Ronbunshu, C Hen/Transactions of the Japan Society of Mechanical Engineers, Part C
Issue number629
Publication statusPublished - 1999
Externally publishedYes


  • Computer Aided Analysis
  • Human Interface
  • Image Processing
  • Image based Rendering
  • Numerical Simulation
  • Scientific Visualization
  • Supercomputing
  • Virtual Reality

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Mechanics of Materials
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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