A Volume Graphics API

Andrew Winter

(Swansea University)

This paper describes vlib, a generic application programming interface for volume graphics which supports many of the significant developments in the field to date. We present an overview of the interface and describe how its novel object modeling framework is able to facilitate a variety of modeling and rendering effects. We also discuss a volumetric ray-tracing algorithm for producing high quality images with a minimal of memory overhead. The paper closes with some comments on our freeware implementation of the interface.
Thursday 7th June 2001, 14:00
Robert Recorde Room
Department of Computer Science