Octrees for faster isosurface generation

  title={Octrees for faster isosurface generation},
  author={Jane Wilhelms and Allen Van Gelder},
  booktitle={VVS '90},
The large size of many volume data sets often prevents visualization algorithms from providing interactive rendering. The use of hierarchical data structures can ameliorate this problem by storing summary information to prevent useless exploration of regions of little or no current interest within the volume. This paper discusses research into the use of the octree hierarchical data structure when the regions of current interest can vary during the application, and are not known a priori… CONTINUE READING