VolVis: a diversified volume visualization system

Ricardo Avila, Taosong He, Lichan Hong, Arie Kaufman, Hanspeter Pfister, Claudio Silva, Lisa Sobierajski, Sidney Wang

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VolVis is a diversified, easy to use, extensible, high performance, and portable volume visualization system for scientists and engineers as well as for visualization developers and researchers. VolVis accepts as input 3D scalar volumetric data as well as 3D volume-sampled and classical geometric models. Interaction with the data is controlled by a variety of 3D input devices in an input device-independent environment. VolVis output includes navigation preview, static images, and animation sequences. A variety of volume rendering algorithms are supported, ranging from fast rough approximations, to compression-domain rendering, to accurate volumetric ray tracing and radiosity, and irregular grid rendering.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationProceedings Visualization
Number of pages8
StatePublished - 1994
EventProceedings of the 1994 IEEE Visualization Conference - Washington, DC, USA
Duration: Oct 17 1994Oct 21 1994


OtherProceedings of the 1994 IEEE Visualization Conference
CityWashington, DC, USA

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • General Engineering


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