Anais do X SIBGRAPI (1997) #ART57


Visualizing Scalar Fields by Adaptive Square Triangulations

José Maria Ribeiro Neves, ICEB/UFOP
Ronaldo Marinho Persiano, LCG/COPPE/UFRJ

Abstract. Regular grids representing volume data are usually preferred to triangulation structures because they are simpler to store and faster to process. We consider here a special family of triangulations combining the flexibility of an adaptive representation of fields with some intrinsic regularity. We show that the projection algorithm to visualize scalar fields represented by adaptive square triangulations is far more efficient than to visualize general triangulations and it is competitive with regular grid visualization techniques.

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