3De Interactive Lenses for Visualization in Virtual Environments

Technologies: C#, Unity 3D, Cg/HLSL, VTK

Type: research project

3De lens is a technique for focus+context 3D visualization of multiple geometric representations. The lens fuses two categories of lenses (3D and Decal) into a single coherent entity, thus enabling flexible use of either one or the two lenses combined depending on the underlying data geometry. In addition, we incorporate our lens into virtual reality as it enables a rich and natural style of direct spatial manipulation for exploratory 3D data analysis. To demonstrate its potential use, we discuss two domain examples in which our lens technique creates customized visualizations of both surfaces and streamlines.