[x3d-public] Feng Liu, "Platform Independent Real-Time X3D Shaders and their Applications in Bioinformatics Visualization"
brutzman at nps.edu
Sun Feb 18 09:40:12 PST 2018
Here is a tremendous work whose contributions include protein/CML conversion and visualization, Shader Language Converter, and a multi-user visualization exemplar. Credit goes to Nicholas Polys for identifying this resource.
Feng Liu, "Platform Independent Real-Time X3D Shaders and their Applications in Bioinformatics Visualization," Ph.D. Dissertation, Georgia State University, 1-12-2007.
Abstract. Since the introduction of programmable Graphics Processing Units (GPUs) and procedural shaders, hardware vendors have each developed their own individual real-time shading language standard. None of these shading languages is fully platform independent. Although this real-time programmable shader technology could be developed into 3D application on a single system, this platform dependent limitation keeps the shader technology away from 3D Internet applications. The primary purpose of this dissertation is to design a framework for translating different shader formats to platform independent shaders and embed them into the eXtensible 3D (X3D) scene for 3D web applications. This framework includes a back-end core shader converter, which translates shaders among different shading languages with a middle XML layer. Also included is a shader library containing a basic set of shaders that developers can load and add shaders to. This framework will then be applied to some applications in Biomolecular Visualization.
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Valuable research includes #X3D protein visualization and shader interoperability.
Feng Liu, "Platform Independent Real-Time X3D Shaders and their Applications in Bioinformatics Visualization,"
Ph.D. Dissertation, Georgia State University, 1-12-2007. https://scholarworks.gsu.edu/cs_diss/24
Excellent insight and multiple areas of work might proceed from the accomplishments here. Thanks for your important efforts Feng Liu.
all the best, Don
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