Tetrahedral Mesh Visualization in a Game Engine

Kuocheng Wang, Kishore Adimulam, Thenkurussi Kesavadas

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contribution

Abstract

A tetrahedral mesh is used to perform finite element analysis (FEA) of surgical cuts in a medical simulator. Visualization of a tetrahedral mesh is an important challenge in the process of constructing a realistic simulator. As game engines become increasingly popular, many companies are beginning to develop their own engines, or using existing engines for software development. However, game engines such as Unity and Unreal do not accept volume mesh. What is more, during the cutting process, the topology of tetrahedral mesh will change, resulting in progressively difficult visualization. In this paper, we present a procedure to prepare a tetrahedral mesh for a surgery simulator. We will also show an example of cutting a sphere by deleting tetrahedral elements.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publication25th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2018 - Proceedings
EditorsFrank Steinicke, Bruce Thomas, Kiyoshi Kiyokawa, Greg Welch
PublisherInstitute of Electrical and Electronics Engineers Inc.
Pages719-720
Number of pages2
ISBN (Print)9781538633656
DOIs
StatePublished - Aug 24 2018
Event25th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2018 - Reutlingen, Germany
Duration: Mar 18 2018Mar 22 2018

Publication series

Name25th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2018 - Proceedings

Other

Other25th IEEE Conference on Virtual Reality and 3D User Interfaces, VR 2018
CountryGermany
CityReutlingen
Period3/18/183/22/18

Keywords

  • Tetrahedral mesh
  • Unity
  • surgical simulation

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Modeling and Simulation
  • Media Technology

Fingerprint Dive into the research topics of 'Tetrahedral Mesh Visualization in a Game Engine'. Together they form a unique fingerprint.

Cite this