Hierarchical display list processing in graphics data retrieval system
System and method for optimizing a scene graph for optimizing rendering performance
Method and apparatus for maintaining multiple representations of a same scene in computer generated graphics
Platform independent application program interface for interactive 3D scene management
Visible-object determination for interactive visualization
Method of hierarchical static scene simplification Patent #: 6307558
ApplicationNo. 668493 filed on 09/22/2000
US Classes:345/420, Solid modelling345/440Graph generating
ExaminersPrimary: Vo, Cliff N.
Attorney, Agent or Firm
International ClassG06T 017/00
AbstractA system and method for rapid processing of scene-graph-based data and/or programs is disclosed. In one embodiment, the system may be configured to utilize a scene graph directly. In another embodiment, the system may be configured to generate a plurality of structures and thread that manage the data originally received as part of the scene graph. The structures and threads may be configured to convey information about state changes through the use of messaging. The system may include support for messaging between threads, messaging with time and/or event stamps, epochs to ensure consistency, and ancillary structures such as render-bins, geometry structures, and rendering environment structures.