Handling Large Geometric Datasets: Proximity Queries and Interactive Walkthroughs

Organizers: Dinesh Manocha and Ming Lin, University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill

Abstract: This course will address issues in designing and building systems for interactive walkthroughs of large geometric datasets including architectural buildings and mechanical CAD models like submarines and power plants. Starting from an overview of interactive walkthroughs, the course will cover the entire gamut of associated technologies - model representations and taxonomy, database management and prefetching, model simplification, rendering spline models and collision detection.

We will also address a number of issues in implementing and integrating these techniques and applying them to real-world models. Finally, we will address issues in creating effective walkthrough illusions and discuss their applications.

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