Issue No. 01 - January (1986 vol. 6)
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.
J. Goldfeather and H. Fuchs, "Quadratic Surface Rendering on a Logic-Enhanced Frame-Buffer Memory," in IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 6, no. , pp. 48-59, 1986.