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Quadratic Surface Rendering on a Logic-Enhanced Frame-Buffer Memory
January 1986 (vol. 6 no. 1)
pp. 48-59
Jack Goldfeather, Carleton College
Henry Fuchs, University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
A new system, Pixel-powers, has been designed for the rapid rendering of curved surfaces. This system is a generalization of the design of our logic-enhanced framed buffer memory system, Pixel-planes. Our new design can directly evaluate quadratic expressions of the form Ax2 + Bxy + Cy2 + Dx + Ey + F for every pixel (x,y) in the image in parallel. Sample images generated by a high-level simulation of the new system are shown.

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Citation:
Jack Goldfeather, Henry Fuchs, "Quadratic Surface Rendering on a Logic-Enhanced Frame-Buffer Memory," IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 6, no. 1, pp. 48-59, Jan. 1986, doi:10.1109/MCG.1986.276610
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