Visible surface algorithms

  • Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann
  • Daniel Thalmann
Part of the Computer Science Workbench book series (WORKBENCH)


Consider the drawing in Fig.5.1a: it is impossible to determine whether this represents the situation as in Fig.5.1b or Fig.5.1c. Fig.5.1a is thus ambiguous, because lines which should be hidden are shown.


Frame Buffer Constructive Solid Geometry Depth Buffer Recursive Subdivision Silhouette Edge 
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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann
    • 1
  • Daniel Thalmann
    • 2
  1. 1.Hautes Etudes CommercialesUniversité de MontréalMontréalCanada
  2. 2.Département d’Informatique et de Recherche OpérationnelleUniversité de MontréalMontréalCanada

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