M-buffer: a practice of object-oriented computer graphics with UML

Miao, Yi (2000) M-buffer: a practice of object-oriented computer graphics with UML. Masters thesis, Memorial University of Newfoundland.

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In many applications such as virtual reality and computer-aided design (CAD), time-critical rendering of pictures and adequate display of information are fundamental to real-time human-computer interactions. In compassion with shaded pictures that present a simulated level of photo-realism, line drawing (wireframe) pictures are commonly used to show the shapes and movements of three-dimensional objects during the modeling and testing stage of computer-aided design/manufacturing. This thesis presents a practice of object-oriented computer graphics. It applies object-oriented methodology in the development of a mixed-buffer hidden-line rendering algorithm, namely the M-Buffer algorithm. The developed M-Buffer algorithm combines the Z-Buffer algorithm, which is a traditional hidden-line removal algorithm in image-space, with the D-Buffer algorithm, which is a modified hidden-line rendering algorithm. In addition, as it has been constructed by means of object-oriented methodology, the M-Buffer algorithm has the unique capability of rendering pictures quickly in the image space and revealing hidden structures according to users' attention.

Item Type: Thesis (Masters)
URI: http://research.library.mun.ca/id/eprint/11040
Item ID: 11040
Additional Information: Bibliography: leaves 65-71.
Department(s): Science, Faculty of > Computer Science
Date: 2000
Date Type: Submission
Library of Congress Subject Heading: Object-oriented methods (Computer science); UML (Computer science)

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