Issue No.06 - November/December (1999 vol.1)
Graphics software tools open up new possibilities for researchers and scientists, but learning graphics programming might seem time-consuming or difficult, and the many new graphics tools might seem overwhelming. Fortunately, if you know how graphics work and the functions of basic graphics tools, you can understand and employ some of the tools without becoming a graphics expert. Our purpose is to introduce and categorize some graphics tools and their applications, though not to provide an exhaustive list of tools and their explicit functions, because new graphics tools with various combinations of functions emerge every day. Through explaining and categorizing a few graphics tools and their primary applications, we hope to show you the different functions and applications of computer graphics so visualization, modeling, simulation, and virtual reality can complement your work.
Jim X. Chen, "Applications of Computer Graphics Software Tools", Computing in Science & Engineering, vol.1, no. 6, pp. 82-87, November/December 1999, doi:10.1109/MCSE.1999.10021