Advances in scientific visualization

Nelson Max, Roger Crawfis, Georges G. Grinstein, Robert F. Erbacher
1995 Visual Data Exploration and Analysis II  
This paper discusses scientific visualization of scalar and vector fields, particularly relating to clouds and climate modeling. One cloud rendering method applies a 3-D texture to cloudiness contour surfaces, to simulate a view from outer space. The texture is advected by the wind flow, so that it follows the cloud motion. Another technique simulates multiple scattering of incident light from the sun and sky. This paper also presents a simulation of the microscopic cross-bridge motion which
more » ... ers muscle contraction. It was rendered by ray-tracing contour surfaces of summed gaussian ellipsoids approximating the actin and myosin protein shapes.
doi:10.1117/12.205966 fatcat:e2ri27fujbgrnbi47wibrtatzq