Data structures for 3D Multi-Tessellations: an overview


Multiresolution models support the interactive visualization of large volumetric data through selective refinement, an operation which permits to focus resolution only on the most relevant portions of the domain, or in the proximity of interesting field values. A 3D Multi-Tessellation (MT) is a multiresolution model, consisting of a coarse tetrahedral mesh at low resolution, and of a set of updates refining such a mesh, arranged as a partial order. In this paper, we describe and compare different data structures which permit to encode a 3D MT and to support selective refinement.

Data Visualization