Patel, D., Bruckner, S., Viola, I., & Gröller, E. (2010). Seismic Volume Visualization for Horizon Extraction. In Proceedings of the IEEE Pacific Visualization 2010 (pp. 73–80). http://hdl.handle.net/20.500.12708/53294
Proceedings of the IEEE Pacific Visualization 2010
IEEE Pacific Visualization Symposium
5-Mar-2008 - 7-Mar-2008
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Seismic horizons indicate change in rock properties and are central in geoscience interpretation. Traditional interpretation systems involve time consuming and repetitive manual volumetric seeding for horizon growing. We present a novel system for rapidly interpreting and visualizing seismic volumetric data. First we extract horizon surface-parts by preprocessing the seismic data. Then during interaction the user can assemble in realtime the horizon parts into horizons. Traditional interpretation systems use gradient-based illumination models in the rendering of the seismic volume and polygon rendering of horizon surfaces. We employ realtime gradientfree forward-scattering in the rendering of seismic volumes yielding results similar to high-quality global illumination. We use an implicit surface representation of horizons allowing for a seamless integration of horizon rendering and volume rendering. We present a collection of novel techniques constituting an interpretation and visualization system highly tailored to seismic data interpretation.
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