RT Journal Article
JF IEEE Transactions on Visualization & Computer Graphics
YR 2009
VO 16
SP 499
TI An Evaluation of Prefiltered B-Spline Reconstruction for Quasi-Interpolation on the Body-Centered Cubic Lattice
A1 Balázs Csébfalvi,
K1 Filtering
K1 sampling
K1 volume visualization.
AB In this paper, we demonstrate that quasi-interpolation of orders two and four can be efficiently implemented on the Body-Centered Cubic (BCC) lattice by using tensor-product B-splines combined with appropriate discrete prefilters. Unlike the nonseparable box-spline reconstruction previously proposed for the BCC lattice, the prefiltered B-spline reconstruction can utilize the fast trilinear texture-fetching capability of the recent graphics cards. Therefore, it can be applied for rendering BCC-sampled volumetric data interactively. Furthermore, we show that a separable B-spline filter can suppress the postaliasing effect much more isotropically than a nonseparable box-spline filter of the same approximation power. Although prefilters that make the B-splines interpolating on the BCC lattice do not exist, we demonstrate that quasi-interpolating prefiltered linear and cubic B-spline reconstructions can still provide similar or higher image quality than the interpolating linear box-spline and prefiltered quintic box-spline reconstructions, respectively.
PB IEEE Computer Society, [URL:http://www.computer.org]
SN 1077-2626
LA English
DO 10.1109/TVCG.2009.87
LK http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/TVCG.2009.87