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A digital image generator (DIG) that realizes a modular architecture. The DIG employes a geometric processor that processes a plurality of prioritized faces which comprise an image to be displayed. The faces, in turn, comprise a plurality of picture elements (pixels) which are processed according to whether a skip over logic device determines that the pixels are visible and not occulted. Pixels that are in fact visible are processed, in part, by a Bed of Nails (BON) device-spatial filter device combination. This combination provides quantization of a visible pixel at a subpixel resolution level. Pixels that have been so processed are stored in a frame buffer memory for input to a display.

Title
Modular digital image generator
Application Number
6/394229
Publication Number
4570233
Application Date
July 1, 1982
Publication Date
February 11, 1986
Inventor
Judit K Florence
Menlo Park
CA, US
Johnson K Yan
Milpitas
CA, US
Agent
Barry L Haley
Assignee
The Singer Company
NY, US
IPC
G09C 9/00
G06F 15/626
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