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A hardware-accelerated recirculating programmable texture blender/shader arrangement circulates computed color and alpha data over multiple texture blending/shading cycles (stages) to provide multi-texturing and other effects. Up to sixteen independently programmable consecutive stages, forming a chain of blending operations, are supported for applying multiple textures to a single object in a single rendering pass.

Title
Recirculating shade tree blender for a graphics system
Application Number
9/722367
Publication Number
7034828 (B1)
Application Date
November 28, 2000
Publication Date
April 25, 2006
Inventor
Matthew Komsthoeft
Santa Clara
CA, US
Mark M Leather
Saratoga
CA, US
Patrick Y Law
Milpitas
CA, US
Timothy J Van Hook
Atherton
CA, US
Robert A Drebin
Palo Alto
CA, US
Agent
Nixon & Vanderhye P C
Assignee
Nintendo
JP
IPC
G06T 15/60
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