Interactive visualization of weighted three-dimensional alpha hulls

TitleInteractive visualization of weighted three-dimensional alpha hulls
Publication TypeConference Papers
Year of Publication1994
AuthorsVarshney A, Brooks FP, Wright WV
Conference NameProceedings of the tenth annual symposium on Computational geometry
Date Published1994///
Conference LocationNew York, NY, USA
ISBN Number0-89791-648-4

An interactive visualization of weighted three-dimensional &agr;-hulls is presented for static and dynamic spheres. The &agr;-hull is analytically computed and represented by a triangulated mesh. The entire surface is computed and displayed in real-time at interactive rates. The weighted three-dimensional &agr;-hulls are equivalent to smooth molecular surfaces of biochemistry. Biochemistry applications of interactive computation and display of &agr;-hulls or smooth molecular surfaces are outlined.