Accession Number : ADA138239

Title :   Placing Hidden Surface Removal within the CORE Graphics Standard: An Example.

Descriptive Note : Master's thesis,

Corporate Author : AIR FORCE INST OF TECH WRIGHT-PATTERSON AFB OH SCHOOL OF ENGINEERING

Personal Author(s) : Wailes,T S

PDF Url : ADA138239

Report Date : 07 Dec 1983

Pagination or Media Count : 164

Abstract : A Pascal based ACM proposed standard (CORE) graphics system from the University of Pennsylvania was converted to run on an 086/8087 microcomputer. Additionally, a non-restrictive full 3-D hidden surface removal algorithm for surfaces modelled by opaque polygons was implemented. This algorithm is an extension of the list priority algorithm created by Newell, Newell, and Sacha. By saving the priority list created by the algorithm from one batch of updates to the next, computational savings are possible. Although the present algorithm can only be used on raster type display surfaces, this algorithm could be used as a prelude to other scan line hidden surface removal algorithms to provide support for vector type displays. (Author)

Descriptors :   *Algorithms, *Computer graphics, *Cockpits, *Display systems, Microcomputers, Requirements, Air Force operations, Three dimensional, Rasters, Surfaces, Opacity, Polygons, Theses

Subject Categories : Aircraft
      Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement : APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE