Arts and Technology. First International Conference, ArtsIT 2009, Yi-Lan, Taiwan, September 24-25, 2009, Revised Selected Papers

Research Article

Depicting Time Evolving Flow with Illustrative Visualization Techniques

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  • @INPROCEEDINGS{10.1007/978-3-642-11577-6_18,
        author={Wei-Hsien Hsu and Jianqiang Mei and Carlos Correa and Kwan-Liu Ma},
        title={Depicting Time Evolving Flow with Illustrative Visualization Techniques},
        proceedings={Arts and Technology. First International Conference, ArtsIT 2009, Yi-Lan, Taiwan, September 24-25, 2009, Revised Selected Papers},
        proceedings_a={ARTSIT},
        year={2012},
        month={5},
        keywords={Volume visualization time-varying data visualization image processing evolution drawing non-photorealistic rendering},
        doi={10.1007/978-3-642-11577-6_18}
    }
    
  • Wei-Hsien Hsu
    Jianqiang Mei
    Carlos Correa
    Kwan-Liu Ma
    Year: 2012
    Depicting Time Evolving Flow with Illustrative Visualization Techniques
    ARTSIT
    Springer
    DOI: 10.1007/978-3-642-11577-6_18
Wei-Hsien Hsu1,*, Jianqiang Mei, Carlos Correa1, Kwan-Liu Ma1
  • 1: University of California, Davis
*Contact email: whhsu@ucdavis.edu

Abstract

Visualization has become an indispensable tool for scientists to extract knowledge from large amounts of data and convey that knowledge to others. Visualization may be exploratory or illustrative. Exploratory visualization generally provides multiple views of the data at different levels of abstraction and should be highly interactive, whereas illustrative visualization is often made offline at high quality with sufficient knowledge about the data and features of interest. Techniques used by professional illustrators may be borrowed to enhance the clarity and aesthetics of the visualization. This paper presents a set of visualization techniques for presenting the evolution of 3D flow. While the spatial features of the data is rendered in 3D space, the temporal behaviors of the flow are depicted using image-based methods. We demonstrate visualization results generated using three data sets obtained from simulations.