3-D seismic visualization

Henry C. Bland, Robert R. Stewart

ABSTRACT This paper discusses some of the current techniques for visualizing 3-D seismic data such as perspective views of data slices, cube displays, voxel based volume rendering, and surface rendering. An example of 3-D visualization of a complex seismic horizon is shown, along with the techniques used in creating the example. Lastly, new visualization techniques such as stereoscopic displays, 3-D pointing devices and virtual reality may be useful for seismic interpretation.