|Draw contours in volume slice planes|
|Simple function of three variables|
|Compute isosurface end-cap geometry|
|Calculate isosurface and patch colors|
|Compute normals of isosurface vertices|
|Extract isosurface data from volume data|
|Reduce number of patch faces|
|Reduce number of elements in volume data set|
|Reduce size of patch faces|
|Volume slice planes|
|Smooth 3-D data|
|Extract subset of volume data set|
|Coordinate and color limits for volume data|
|Plot velocity vectors as cones in 3-D vector field|
|Compute curl and angular velocity of vector field|
|Compute divergence of vector field|
|Interpolate stream-line vertices from flow speed|
|Compute 2-D streamline data|
|Compute 3-D streamline data|
|Plot streamlines from 2-D or 3-D vector data|
|Plot stream particles|
|3-D stream ribbon plot from vector volume data|
|Plot streamlines in slice planes|
|Create 3-D stream tube plot|
Volume visualization is the creation of graphical representations of data sets that are defined on three-dimensional grids.
There are several techniques available for visualizing scalar volume data, such as MRI slices.
There are several techniques that are useful for visualizing vector data, such as stream lines, stream particles, stream ribbons, stream tubes, and cone plots.
A slice plane is a surface that takes on coloring based on the values of the volume data in the region where the slice is positioned.
Isosurfaces are constructed by creating a surface within the volume that has the same value at each vertex. Isosurface plots are similar to contour plots in that they both indicate where values are equal.
Isocaps are planes that are fitted to the limits of an isosurface to provide a visual context for the isosurface.
This example shows how to use stream lines, slice planes, and contour lines in one graph.
Stream ribbons illustrate direction of flow, similar to stream lines, but can also show rotation about the flow axis by twisting the ribbon-shaped flow line.
Stream tubes are similar to stream lines, except the tubes have width, providing another dimension that you can use to represent information.
A stream particle animation is useful for visualizing the flow direction and speed of a vector field. The particles trace the flow along a particular stream line.
This example shows how to use cone plots, isosurfaces, lighting, and camera placement to visualize a vector field.