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Auto-Dial Function of Software Dials for Graphics System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000116189D
Original Publication Date: 1995-Aug-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Mar-30
Document File: 2 page(s) / 23K

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Gotoh, K: AUTHOR

Abstract

Disclosed is an auto dial function of software dials for graphics system, which provides an animation function of a drawn model on a display. This capability provides a convenient way to look at a three-dimensional model in any direction.

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Auto-Dial Function of Software Dials for Graphics System

      Disclosed is an auto dial function of software dials for
graphics system, which provides an animation function of a drawn
model on a display.  This capability provides a convenient way to
look at a three-dimensional model in any direction.

      Software dials for graphics system accept fractional values of
dial rotation, and then produce effects on a drawn model, such as
translation, rotation, rotation and zoom, on a display of graphics
system.

      This auto dial function provides an automatic dial rotation.
Therefore, a drawn model keeps on translating, rotating and zooming,
in specific angular speed like an animation, depending on a value of
corresponding dial.

      An auto dial function is not limited to that which depends on
the characteristics of graphics system described above.