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authors Griffiths, J.G.
year 1984
title A Depth-Coherence Scanline Algorithm for Displaying Curved Surfaces
source Computer Aided Design. March, 1984. vol. 16: pp. 91-101 : ill. includes bibliography
summary A scanline algorithm is presented which generates a realistic picture of a solid object bounded by curved surfaces. Externally, a surface is described by parametric equations. The internal representation is comprised of meshes of cubic splines which may be subdivided. Memory is saved by delaying subdivision, and by using a novel garbage collection technique. Time is saved by exploiting depth coherence. A viewpoint and scanline fix a cross-section represented as a set of curves. There are usually only a few of these to compare, and the curve nearest the viewer often remains nearest over much of its length
keywords algorithms, curves, curved surfaces, splines, computer graphics, hidden surfaces
series CADline
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