The utilization of procedure models in digital image synthesis
Many algorithms have been developed for synthesizing shaded images of three dimensional objects modeled by computer. In spite of widely differing approaches the current state of the art algorithms are surprisingly similar with respect to the richness of the scenes they can process.
One attribute these algorithms have in common is the use of a conventional passive data base to represent the objects being modeled. This paper postulates and explores the use of an alternative modeling technique which uses procedures to represent the objects being modeled. The properties and structure of such "procedure models" are investigated and an algorithm based on them is presented
University of Utah
Digital image synthesis; Procedure models; Shaded images; Three dimensional objects;
Digital images; Three-dimensional imaging;
Newell, M. E. (1976). The utilization of procedure models in digital image synthesis. 1-99. CSTD-76-003
University of Utah Computer Science Technical Report