Illustrative Visualization for Medicine and Science [article]

I. Viola, M. C. Sousa, D. Ebert, B. Andrews, B. Gooch, C. Tietjen
2006 Eurographics State of the Art Reports  
This tutorial presents recent and important research and developments from academia in illustrative, nonphotorealistic rendering (NPR) focusing on its use for medical/science subjects. Lectures are organized within a comprehensive illustration framework, focusing on three main components: • Traditional and computerized illustration techniques and principles for Technical and Science Subjects • Evaluation and Practical Use • Viewing & Rendering Presentation of topics is balanced between
more » ... ons of traditional methods and practices, practical implementation motivated approaches and evaluation, and detailed descriptions and analysis of NPR techniques and algorithms. We begin with a lecture presenting an overview of traditional illustration in technical, science, and medical subjects followed by a description of the main components in a NPR pipeline for developing systems to help technical and science illustrators with their work. The tutorial progresses with an overview of the NPR used in illustration as well as approaches to evaluate their use and effectiveness. Following lectures describe the latest techniques in computerized illustration algorithms for scientific and medical data for both surface and volumetric data, covering techniques from silhouette enhancement to stippling, to cut-away viewing, labeling, and focus+context rendering. Each of the lectures also discusses practical issues in making these techniques interactive and their use for different application domains. Tutorial concludes with discussion on specific medical case studies where the illustrative visualization has been effectively applied.
doi:10.2312/egt.20061068 fatcat:kg7oqtpignftxnupmjakhbiqbi