Visualizing Flow Fields by Perceptual Motion

  • Li-Yi Wei

MSR-TR-2006-82 |

Visualizing flow fields has a wide variety of applications in scientific simulation and computer graphics. Existing approaches either depict a static flow field on a single image, or animate a dynamic flow field through multiple frames. In this paper, we demonstrate a system that attempts to combine the advantages of both. Our approach allows users to perceive flow motion via one single, static image. The system is extremely simple to implement and requires no display computation resources. It can also be deployed on a variety of mediums, including papers.