Randi J. Rost

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A description is given of PEX, an extension to the X Window System that is designed to efficiently support PHIGS and much of the functionality in the proposed PHIGS+extension to PHIGS PEX (PHIGS, PHIGS+, and Extensions to X) allows each window on the display to act as a complete, independent, virtual 3D graphics workstation. The overall architecture of PEX(More)
Real-time procedural shading was once seen as a distant dream. When the first version of this course was offered four years ago, real-time shading was possible, but only with one-of-a-kind hardware or by combining the effects of tens to hundreds of rendering passes. Today, almost every new computer comes with graphics hardware capable of interactively(More)
The Khronos Group has aggressively defined APIs and the supporting technology necessary to create an open, cross-platform, royalty-free development environment called OpenKODE. OpenKODE supports applications targeting mobile media devices. It includes APIs for 3D graphics, scalable vector graphics, video, and audio, as well as an open digital asset schema(More)
Computers differ from other tools, like cars, in that they can be used in an almost limitless ways. A car has little purpose other than to efficiently move people and things short distances over smooth terrain. A graphics computer, on the other hand, might be used for a wide variety of complex applications including industrial package design, battle(More)
The Khronos Group is a large and extremely successful standards organization whose mission is to define the APIs and technology required to support the authoring and playback of dynamic media on a wide variety of platforms and devices. Over the past several years, this organization has focused primarily on sorting out the issues to support developers in the(More)
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