Over the last decade, our industry has witnessed steadily increasing computer power, core memory, peripheral storage, and advanced display technology, as well as development of commercial software backed by dedicated research efforts. These developments have lead to a moderate acceptance of volume interpretation of 3D seismic data by the geoscience community. 3D volume rendering is one form of visualization that involves opacity control to view the features of interest “inside” the 3D volume. A judicious choice of opacity applied to edge-sensitive attribute subvolumes, such as curvature or coherence, corendered with the seismic amplitude volume can both accelerate and lend confidence to the interpretation of complex structure and stratigraphy.

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