Coloring voxel-based objects for virtual endoscopy

Omer Shibolet, Daniel Cohen-Or

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This paper describes a method for coloring voxel-based models. The method generalizes the two-part texture mapping technique to color non-convex objects in a more natural way. The method was developed for coloring internal cavities for the application of virtual endoscopy, where the surfaces are shaped like a general cylinder in the macro-level, but with folds and bumps in the more detailed levels. Given a flat texture, the coloring method defines a mapping between the 3D surface and the texture which reflects the tensions of the points on the surface. The core of the method is a technique for mapping such non-convex surfaces to convex ones. The new technique is based on a discrete dilation process that is fast and robust, and bypasses many of the numerical problems common to previous methods.

Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 1998 IEEE Symposium on Volume Visualization, VVS 1998
PublisherAssociation for Computing Machinery, Inc
Number of pages8
ISBN (Electronic)1581131054, 9781581131055
StatePublished - 1 Oct 1998
Event1998 IEEE Symposium on Volume Visualization, VVS 1998 - Research Triangle Park, United States
Duration: 19 Oct 199820 Oct 1998

Publication series

NameProceedings of the 1998 IEEE Symposium on Volume Visualization, VVS 1998


Conference1998 IEEE Symposium on Volume Visualization, VVS 1998
Country/TerritoryUnited States
CityResearch Triangle Park


  • 3D morphology
  • Texture mapping
  • Virtual endoscopy
  • Voxel-based coloring


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