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Fast drawing of complex polygons/polygonal areas

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000010838D
Original Publication Date: 2003-Jan-24
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2003-Jan-24

Publishing Venue

IBM

Abstract

Clipping is standard technology. The present invention supports the clipping algorithms in graphics hardware by presenting to them simplified polygons, and simplifications are done very efficiently (only comparisons, no calculations) and only when needed. Therefore the resulting user experience (drawing speed) is maximized.