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A system and method of interactively generating computer graphic images for incorporating three dimensional textures. The method of the present invention includes defining an orientation of a polygon relative to a plurality of three dimensional (3D) texture data sets, determining a level of detail of a pixel associated with the polygon, and selecting a first 3D texture data set and a second 3D texture data set from the plurality of 3D texture data sets in accordance with the pixel level of detail. The method also includes mapping the pixel to a first position within the first 3D texture data set and to a second position within the second 3D texture data set in accordance with the orientation, and generating a display value for the pixel in accordance with the mapping of the pixel to the first and second positions.

Title
System and method of generating interactive computer graphic images incorporating three dimensional textures
Application Number
8/88716
Publication Number
5490240
Application Date
July 9, 1993
Publication Date
February 6, 1996
Inventor
Gregory C Buchner
Sunnyvale
CA, US
Robert A Drebin
Mountain View
CA, US
John S Montrym
Los Altos
CA, US
James L Foran
Mel Peatos
CA, US
Agent
Sterne Kessler Goldstein & Fox
Assignee
Silicon Graphics
CA, US
IPC
G06T 15/40
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