PIXEL-PLANES: A VLSI-ORIENTED DESIGN FOR 3-D RASTER GRAPHICS.

H. Fuchs, J. Poulton

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Abstract

A presentation is made of the design for a machine which can rapidly generate realistic continuous-tone color video images of three-dimensional objects from a polygonal data base. The design consists of an array of identical custom LSI chips which form a pixel-mapped image buffer enhanced with certain processing capabilities. Visibility calculations are performed concurrently for all pixels using a depth buffer algorithm, and for a p-sided polygon, 0(p) processing steps are required. The same circuitry which performs visibility calculations also carries out polygon edge definition and smooth shading, and requires only a small part of each pixel's memory area on the chip.

LanguageEnglish (US)
Pages343-347
Number of pages5
JournalU.S. Symposium on Rock Mechanics
StatePublished - 1800
Externally publishedYes

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PIXEL-PLANES : A VLSI-ORIENTED DESIGN FOR 3-D RASTER GRAPHICS. / Fuchs, H.; Poulton, J.

In: U.S. Symposium on Rock Mechanics, 1800, p. 343-347.

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