Pere-Pau Vázquez

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Computation of good viewpoints is important in several fields: computational geometry, visual servoing, robot motion, graph drawing, etc. In addition, selection of good views is rapidly becoming a key issue in computer graphics due to the new techniques of Image Based Rendering. Although there is no consensus about what a good view means in Computer(More)
The exploration of complex walkthrough models is often a difficult task due to the presence of densely occluded regions which pose a serious challenge to online navigation. In this paper we address the problem of algorithmic generation of exploration paths for complex walkthrough models. We present a characterization of suitable properties for camera paths(More)
Different methods for prefiltered environment maps have been proposed, each of which has different advantages and disadvantages. We present a general notation for prefiltered environment maps, which will be used to classify and compare the existing methods. Based on that knowledge we develop three new algorithms: 1. A fast hierarchical prefiltering method(More)
Volume models often show high depth complexity. This poses difficulties to the observer in judging the spatial relationships accurately. Illustrators usually use certain techniques such as improving the shading through shadows, halos, or edge darkening in order to enhance depth perception of certain structures. Both effects are difficult to generate in(More)
The automatic selection of good viewing parameters is a very complex problem. In most cases, the notion of good strongly depends on the concrete application. Moreover, when an intuitive definition of good view is available, it is often difficult to establish a measure that brings it to the practice. Commonly, two kinds of viewing parameters must be set:(More)
The two most common methods for the visualization of volumetric data are Direct Volume Rendering (DVR) and Maximum Intensity Projection (MIP). Direct Volume Rendering is superior to MIP in providing a larger amount of properly shaded details, because it employs a more complex shading model together with the use of user-defined transfer functions. However,(More)
This paper presents a novel approach to support students to learn a comprehensive domain-specific terminology and to understand textual descriptions of complex-shaped objects. We implemented an experimental system where learners can interactively explore textual descriptions and 3D visualizations. We propose a method for hierarchical content representations(More)
In the last decade a new family of methods, namely Image-Based Rendering, has appeared. These techniques rely on the use of precomputed images to totally or partially substitute the geometric representation of the scene. This allows to obtain realistic renderings even with modest resources. The main problem is the amount of data needed, mainly due to the(More)