Mobile Volume Rendering: Past, Present and Future

IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics vol. 22 (2) pp. 1164-1178

Jose M. Noguera; Juan-Roberto Jiménez-Pérez


Volume rendering has been a relevant topic in scientific visualization for the last decades. However, the exploration of reasonably big volume datasets requires considerable computing power, which has limited this field to the desktop scenario. But the recent advances in mobile graphics hardware have motivated the research community to overcome these restrictions and to bring volume graphics to these ubiquitous handheld platforms. This survey presents the past and present work on mobile volume rendering, and is meant to serve as an overview and introduction to the field. It proposes a classification of the current efforts and covers aspects such as advantages and issues of the mobile platforms, rendering strategies, performance and user interfaces. The paper ends by highlighting promising research directions to motivate the development of new and interesting mobile volume solutions.

DOI: 10.1109/TVCG.2015.2430343


author = {Jos\'e Mar\'ia Noguera-Roz\'ua and Juan Roberto Jim\'enez-P\'erez},
title = {Mobile Volume Rendering: Past, Present and Future},
journal = {IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics},
number = {2},
pages = {1164-1178},
volume = {22},
year = {2016},
doi = {10.1109/TVCG.2015.2430343},
issn = {1077-2626}