Interaction and visualization techniques for volumetric data of various scalar modalities: integration of visualization and interaction

  • Vítor Gonçalves


Over the last years, acquisition techniques have improved significantly in several areas such as oil mining industry, medicine, geophysics, weather predictions, etc. resulting in large volumetric data sets. Visualizing and exploring this kind of data introduces some questions: how to select the appropriate method for a particular case? How to represent more than 3 dimensions? How to guide the users to extract valuable information? The interaction with the final visualization is also crucial to gain insight and reach conclusions. Providing the different visualization techniques combined with appropriate methods of interaction seems to be the way to empower the final user. This paper present several visualization and interaction techniques used in volumetric data, as well as some aspects regarding the integration of visualization and interaction.