Date Added: Jan 2011
Interactive direct visualization of 3D data requires fast update rates and the ability to extract regions of interest from the surrounding data. The authors have implemented Multi-Valued Classification volume renderers on a general purpose multiprocessor graphics platform (Pixel-Planes 5) that are faster than any yet reported (2 -15 frames per second). They have joined one of them with a sophisticated system for interactive semantic region selection, to their knowledge the first such combination. The result is a system that provides fast visualization of complex information in three dimensional data.