Agent-Based Annotation of Interactive 3D Visualizations [chapter]

Timo Götzelmann, Knut Hartmann, Thomas Strothotte
2006 Lecture Notes in Computer Science  
This paper presents a novel real-time algorithm to integrate internal and external labels of arbitrary size into 3D visualizations. Moreover, comprehensive dynamic content can be displayed in annotation boxes. Our system employs multiple metrics in order to achieve an effective and aesthetic label layout with adjustable weights. The layout algorithm employs several heuristics to reduce the search space of a complex layout task. Initial layouts are refined by label agents, i.e., local strategies
more » ... to optimize the layout and to minimize the flow of layout elements in subsequent frames.
doi:10.1007/11795018_3 fatcat:iczu6q4fxvd4xix3rp5hdwuoce