Publications in Scientific Journals:
P. Mindek, E. Gröller et al.:
"Visual Parameter Exploration in GPU Shader Space";
Journal of WSCG,
The wide availability of high-performance GPUs has made the use of shader programs in visualization ubiquitous. Understanding shaders is a challenging task. Frequently it is dif?cult to mentally reconstruct the nature and types of transformations applied to the underlying data during the visualization process. We propose a method for the visual analysis of GPU shaders, which allows the ?exible exploration and investigation of algorithms, parameters, and their effects. We introduce a method for extracting feature vectors composed of several attributes of the shader, as well as a direct manipulation interface for assigning semantics to them. The user interactively classi?es pixels of images which are rendered with the investigated shader. The two resulting classes, a positive class and a negative one, are employed to steer the visualization. Based on this information, we can extract a wide variety of additional attributes and visualize their relation to this classi?cation. Our system allows an interactive exploration of shader space and we demonstrate its utility for several different applications.
parameter space exploration, shader augmentation
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