Direct Surface Rendering of General and Genetically Bred Implicit Surfaces

M. W. Jones

Abstract

Genetic algorithms are proposed as a method for creating objects within the volume graphics environment. An approach to the realistic rendering of general volume data is given in the paper, along with example renderings of scanned and genetically produced volume graphic objects. The rendering method is demonstrated by rendering complex implicitly defined surfaces. A description of the genetic operators for the breeding of objects is given, and the representation used for the objects. It is shown that such a method will allow the user to create new models in an easy and intuitive manner by combining existing objects in new and unusual ways. This work complements other research into volume graphics that is currently being carried out in Swansea.

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Citation

M. W. Jones, Direct Surface Rendering of General and Genetically Bred Implicit Surfaces, In Proc. 17th Ann. Conf. of Eurographics (UK Chapter), Cambridge 1999, 37-46

Bibtex

@INPROCEEDINGS{Genetic_Surfaces,
  author = {M. W. Jones},
  title = {Direct Surface Rendering of General and Genetically Bred Implicit
	Surfaces},
  booktitle = {17th Ann. Conf. of Eurographics (UK Chapter), Cambridge},
  year = {1999},
  pages = {37-46},
  isbn = {ISBN 0-9521097-8-6},
  owner = {Mark},
  url = {http://cs.swan.ac.uk/%7Ecsmark/PDFS/genetic.pdf},
}