On the design of a real-time volume rendering engine

J. Smit, H.J. Wessels, A. van der Horst, M.J. Bentum

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Abstract

An architecture for a Real-Time Volume Rendering Engine (RT-VRE) is given, capable of computing 750 × 750 × 512 samples from a 3D dataset at a rate of 25 images per second. The RT-VRE uses for this purpose 64 dedicated rendering chips, cooperating with 16 RISC-processors. A plane interpolator circuit and a composition circuit, both capable to operate at very high speeds, have been designed for a 1.6 micron VLSI process. Both the interpolator and composition circuit are back from production. They have been tested and both complied with our specifications.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the Seventh Eurographics Workshop on Graphics Hardware
Subtitle of host publication5th and 6th September 1992, King's College, Cambridge, UK
EditorsP.F. Lister
Place of PublicationCambridge, United Kingdom
PublisherEurographics Association
Pages70-76
Number of pages7
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 7 Sep 1992
Event7th Eurographics Workshop on Graphics Hardware, EGGH 1992 - King's College, Cambridge, United Kingdom
Duration: 5 Sep 19926 Sep 1992
Conference number: 7

Publication series

NameEurographics technical report series
PublisherEurographics Association
NumberEG 92 HW
ISSN (Print)1017-4656

Workshop

Workshop7th Eurographics Workshop on Graphics Hardware, EGGH 1992
Abbreviated titleEGGH92
CountryUnited Kingdom
CityCambridge
Period5/09/926/09/92

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Volume rendering
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Reduced instruction set computing
Chemical analysis
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Smit, J., Wessels, H. J., van der Horst, A., & Bentum, M. J. (1992). On the design of a real-time volume rendering engine. In P. F. Lister (Ed.), Proceedings of the Seventh Eurographics Workshop on Graphics Hardware: 5th and 6th September 1992, King's College, Cambridge, UK (pp. 70-76). (Eurographics technical report series; No. EG 92 HW). Cambridge, United Kingdom: Eurographics Association. https://doi.org/10.2312/EGGH/EGGH92/070-076
Smit, J. ; Wessels, H.J. ; van der Horst, A. ; Bentum, M.J. / On the design of a real-time volume rendering engine. Proceedings of the Seventh Eurographics Workshop on Graphics Hardware: 5th and 6th September 1992, King's College, Cambridge, UK. editor / P.F. Lister. Cambridge, United Kingdom : Eurographics Association, 1992. pp. 70-76 (Eurographics technical report series; EG 92 HW).
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Smit, J, Wessels, HJ, van der Horst, A & Bentum, MJ 1992, On the design of a real-time volume rendering engine. in PF Lister (ed.), Proceedings of the Seventh Eurographics Workshop on Graphics Hardware: 5th and 6th September 1992, King's College, Cambridge, UK. Eurographics technical report series, no. EG 92 HW, Eurographics Association, Cambridge, United Kingdom, pp. 70-76, 7th Eurographics Workshop on Graphics Hardware, EGGH 1992, Cambridge, United Kingdom, 5/09/92. https://doi.org/10.2312/EGGH/EGGH92/070-076

On the design of a real-time volume rendering engine. / Smit, J.; Wessels, H.J.; van der Horst, A.; Bentum, M.J.

Proceedings of the Seventh Eurographics Workshop on Graphics Hardware: 5th and 6th September 1992, King's College, Cambridge, UK. ed. / P.F. Lister. Cambridge, United Kingdom : Eurographics Association, 1992. p. 70-76 (Eurographics technical report series; No. EG 92 HW).

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Smit J, Wessels HJ, van der Horst A, Bentum MJ. On the design of a real-time volume rendering engine. In Lister PF, editor, Proceedings of the Seventh Eurographics Workshop on Graphics Hardware: 5th and 6th September 1992, King's College, Cambridge, UK. Cambridge, United Kingdom: Eurographics Association. 1992. p. 70-76. (Eurographics technical report series; EG 92 HW). https://doi.org/10.2312/EGGH/EGGH92/070-076