Line Integral Convolution

I’ve been doing research on line integral convolution visualization techniques via texture advection. These are interesting techniques to visualize vector fields. The resulting visualizations are very similar to this physics experiment that uses iron “sand” to visualize a magnetic dipole vector field:

Magnetic dipole visualization

These same techniques can be applied to visualize flows. Here’s an example.

Flow visualization

If you’d like to know more about this project you can access a related blog post here.

The papers implemented are: