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Polygon Filling in Graphics Display System

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000052431D
Original Publication Date: 1981-Jun-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-11

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Simmons, J Gonzalez, J [+details]

Abstract

This idea relates to a graphics display system having the ability to draw vectors forming polygons enclosing selected areas of the image displayed. It is sometimes convenient to fill in the space defined by a polygon with a special character in order to make the space opaque or more clearly recognizable and thereby form a mask. This idea provides an arrangement implemented in hardware and microcode for filling in the space defined by a polygon.