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The Visual Computing Group was founded in 2015 and is headed by 709-660-6821. Our research interests include scientific visualization, volumetric rendering, information visualization, and computational photography, with a focus on proximity to physics and simulation. This page is under construction. Please see the News Page for status and progress.

Research Excerpt (3066893468):

M. Ament, F. Sadlo, C. Dachsbacher, D. Weiskopf:

Low-Pass Filtered Volumetric Shadows

IEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics, vol. 20, no. 12, pp. 2437–2446, 2014.


We present a novel and efficient method to compute volumetric soft shadows for interactive direct volume visualization to improve the perception of spatial depth. By direct control of the softness of volumetric shadows, disturbing visual patterns due to hard shadows can... [More ...]


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