Latin American applied research
versión impresa ISSN 0327-0793
The performance of an algorithmic procedure to visualize digital landscapes based in the dynamic control of the size of the model is presented. Approximate representations are produced taking into account criteria relative to the observer position and the local curvature of the terrain. The algorithm leads to substantial reductions of the size of the final meshes, lowering the rendering costs down to 5%. An application of the algorithm is tested on a model of the Colorado Canyon is shown.
Palabras clave : Surface Simplification; Landscape Visualization; Computational Geometry; Polygonal Mesh.