Flexible Fiber Surfaces: A Reeb-Free Approach

  • The fiber surface generalizes the popular isosurface to multi-fields, so that pre-images can be visualized as surfaces. As with the isosurface, however, the fiber surface suffers from visual occlusion. We propose to avoid such occlusion by restricting the components to only the relevant ones with a new component-wise flexing algorithm. The approach, flexible fiber surface, generalizes the manipulation idea found in the flexible isosurface for the fiber surface. The flexible isosurface in the original form, however, relies on the contour tree. For the fiber surface, this corresponds to the Reeb space, which is challenging for both the computation and user interaction. We thus take a Reeb-free approach, in which one does not compute the Reeb space. Under this constraint, we generalize a few selected interactions in the flexible isosurface and discuss the implication of the restriction.
Author:Daisuke Sakurai, Kenji Ono, Hamish Carr, Jorji Nonaka, Tomohiro Kawanabe
Editor:Hamish Carr, Issei Fujishiro, Filip Sadlo, Shigeo Takahashi
Document Type:In Collection
Parent Title (English):Topological Methods in Data Analysis and Visualization V
Year of first publication:2019
Page Number:14