maandag 14 september 2009

Voxel Ville

Tommy Hinks - Digital Dublin / VoxelVille

The image was made from a high-grade aerial laser scan of the city of Dublin. Tommy Hinks, PhD researcher at Dublin University, researches the use of cubes instead of point clouds for large volumetric data models. Unlike points which have no volume nor cast shadows, “Cubes have a clearly defined volume and six distinct surfaces, which means they can be rendered with traditional techniques” Hinks writes about the rendering of these images. The cubes are organised in a hierarchical data structure known as an octree. (txt:

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