Focus+Context visualization with distortion minimization

Yu Shuen Wang, Tong Yee Lee, Chiew Lan Tai

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The need to examine and manipulate large surface models is commonly found in many science, engineering, and medical applications. On a desktop monitor, however, seeing the whole model in detail is not possible. In this paper, we present a new, interactive Focus+Context method for visualizing large surface models. Our method, based on an energy optimization model, allows the user to magnify an area of interest to see it in detail while deforming the rest of the area without perceivable distortion. The rest of the surface area is essentially shrunk to use as little of the screen space as possible in order to keep the entire model displayed on screen. We demonstrate the efficacy and robustness of our method with a variety of models.

Original languageEnglish
Article number4658197
Pages (from-to)1731-1738
Number of pages8
JournalIEEE Transactions on Visualization and Computer Graphics
Issue number6
Publication statusPublished - 2008 Nov

All Science Journal Classification (ASJC) codes

  • Software
  • Signal Processing
  • Computer Vision and Pattern Recognition
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design


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