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by Yubo 'Paul' Yang

Marching Cubes

Marching cubes is a Classic algorithm for isosurface extraction. It utilizes efficient table lookups to extract a 2D isosurface from 3D volumetric data. The isosurface is represented in terms of a collection of triangles, which are easily rendered by graphics hardware. Although marching cubes is a rather dated algorithm, it demonstrates much of the concepts behind modern rendering approaches.

Presentation Summary

In this presentation, I present:

  • Basic idea behind the marching cubes algorithm
  • Plot PySCF basis functions, orbitals, and charge density using marching cubes implemented in skimage.measure



All visualization