Solid Fitting: Field interval analysis for effective volume exploration

I. Fujishiro, Y. Takeshima

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

3 Citations (Scopus)


In previous reports, the concept of solid fitting has been presented as a new indirect approach to volume visualization. Solid fitting relies on a simple, but powerful geometric data model, termed interval volume, that allows one to represent a three-dimensional subvolume for which the associated scalar values lie within a specified closed interval. This paper combines the latest results obtained through the course of the solid fitting project. After reviewing the salient features of interval volume and the fundamentals of solid fitting in the first two sections, Section 3 discusses improvements to the original solid fitting algorithm so as to extract interval volumes in a topologically-consistent manner. Also, the octree-based acceleration mechanism incorporated into the algorithm is analyzed further with a complex, time-evolving, volumetric data set. Section 4 is devoted to the presentation of several representative operations related to interval volume, including focusing and measurement-coupled visualization. In addition, a candidate for the volumetric coherence measure is introduced for adaptive solid fitting and its application to multi-scalar visualization. Lastly, Section 5 summarized the paper with some remarks on a hybrid volume exploration environment, in which solid fitting plays various roles.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationScientific Visualization Conference, dagstuhl 1997
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Number of pages6
ISBN (Electronic)0769505031, 9780769505039
Publication statusPublished - 1997 Jan 1
Externally publishedYes
Event1997 Scientific Visualization Conference, dagstuhl 1997 - Dagstuhl, Germany
Duration: 1997 Jun 91997 Jun 13

Publication series

NameScientific Visualization Conference, dagstuhl 1997


Other1997 Scientific Visualization Conference, dagstuhl 1997


  • Marching Cubes
  • branch-on-need octree
  • coherence
  • interval analysis
  • isosurface
  • scientific visualization
  • surface fitting
  • volume rendering
  • volume visualization

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Media Technology
  • Surfaces, Coatings and Films
  • Modelling and Simulation


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