Roberts, Jonathan C. and Hill, Steve (1999) Piecewise linear hypersurfaces using the Marching Cubes Algorithm. In: Erbacher, Robert F. and Chen, Philip C. and Wittenbrink, Craig M., eds. Visual Data Exploration and Analysis VI. Proceedings of SPIE . SPIE, pp. 170181. ISBN 0819431141. (doi:10.1117/12.342833)
Download (427kB)
Preview



Postscript  
Download (2MB)
Preview



Official URL http://dx.doi.org/10.1117/12.342833 
Abstract
Surface visualization is very important within scientific visualization. The surfaces depict a value of equal density (an isosurface) or display the surrounds of specified objects within the data. Likewise, in two dimensions contour plots may be used to display the information. Thus similarly, in four dimensions hypersurfaces may be formed around hyperobjects. These surfaces (or contours) are often formed from a set of connected triangles (or lines). These piecewise segments represent the simplest nondegenerate object of that dimension and are named simplices. In four dimensions a simplex is represented by a tetrahedron, which is also known as a 3simplex. Thus, a continuous n dimensional surface may be represented by a lattice of connected n1 dimensional simplices. This lattice of connected simplices may be calculated over a set of adjacent n dimensional cubes, via for example the Marching Cubes Algorithm. We propose that the methods of this localcell tiling method may be usefullyapplied to four dimensions and potentially to Ndimensions. Thus, we organise the large number of traversal cases and major cases;: introduce the notion of a subcase (that enables the large:number of cases to be further reduced); and describe three methods for implementing the Marching Cubes lookup table in fourdimensions.
Item Type:  Book section 

DOI/Identification number:  10.1117/12.342833 
Uncontrolled keywords:  Marching Cubes; four dimensions; hypersurfaces; surfaces 
Subjects: 
Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 75 Electronic computers. Computer science Q Science > QA Mathematics (inc Computing science) > QA 76 Software, computer programming, 
Divisions: 
Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing Faculties > Sciences > School of Computing > Applied and Interdisciplinary Informatics Group 
Depositing User:  F.D. Zabet 
Date Deposited:  15 Apr 2009 12:52 UTC 
Last Modified:  05 Jul 2019 11:46 UTC 
Resource URI:  https://kar.kent.ac.uk/id/eprint/16559 (The current URI for this page, for reference purposes) 
 Export to:
 RefWorks
 EPrints3 XML
 BibTeX
 CSV
 Depositors only (login required):