Visible Surface Determination

Part of the Texts in Computer Science book series (TCS)


We are surrounded by objects of every size, shape, and color, but we don’t see all of them. Nearby objects tend to obscure parts of distant objects. The visibility problem, the problem of deciding which elements of a rendered scene are visible by a given observer, and which are hidden, has to be solved by any three-dimensional graphics program or software package.


Surface Patch Visible Part Plane Equation Boundary Pixel Polygonal Surface 


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© Springer-Verlag London Limited 2011

Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.Department of Computer ScienceCalifornia State UniversityNorthridgeUSA

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