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Line Thickening by Modification to Bresenham's Algorithm

IP.com Disclosure Number: IPCOM000069619D
Original Publication Date: 1978-May-01
Included in the Prior Art Database: 2005-Feb-21

Publishing Venue

IBM

Related People

Authors:
Murphy, AS [+details]

Abstract

This article describes an algorithm for producing thickened lines on a display or picture grid which may be used to generate intermediate points for control of an incremental plotter or display device or for storage in a raster bit image. Modifications to the algorithm may be used to generate lines of constant or variable thickness and to produce shaded area images.