We propose a modified real-time marching cubes technique that extracts isosurfaces in the form of connected meshes instead of triangle soup. In this way, a various mesh-based isosurface rendering techniques can be implemented and additional information of the isosurfaces such as its topology can be extracted in real-time. In addition, we propose a real-time technique to extract adjacency-triangle structure for geometry shaders that can be used for various shading effects such as silhouette rendering. Compared with the previous technique that welds the output triangles of classical marching cubes, our technique shows up to 300􀁗 performance improvement.


isosurface, mesh, GPGPU, marching cubes