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2D graphics

The creation, display and manipulation of objects in the computer in two dimensions. Drawing programs and 2D CAD programs allow objects to be drawn on an X-Y scale as if they were drawn on paper. Although 3D images can be drawn in 2D programs, their views are static. They can be scaled larger or smaller, but they cannot be rotated to different angles as with 3D objects in 3D graphics programs. They also lack the automatic lighting effects of 3D programs. Any desired shadows must be created by the artist using color fills or gradients. See graphics and 3D graphics.
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Alternately, Sun Creator 2D offers 24-bit, single buffered 2-D graphics and imaging, allowing quick execution of pan, zoom and rotate commands.
Even with current developments in 3-D, a large proportion of PCs shipped are still manufactured with entry-level 2-D graphics only and the GrafixStar 410 meets the needs for both high-performance 2-D graphics and low cost.
Creator 2D provides 24-bit, single-buffered 2-D graphics and imaging, allowing users to pan, rotate, zoom and perform color conversion at very high speeds.
Creator 2D provides 24-bit, single buffered 2-D graphics and imaging, allowing users to pan, rotate, zoom and perform color conversion at very high speeds.
The new midrange PA-7300LC-based HP VISUALIZE B-Class workstations redefine midrange workstation price/performance by more than doubling the performance of their predecessors and delivering the highest integer and 2-D graphics performance among comparable UNIX system offerings.
The Ultra(TM) 1 Model 140 workstation employs the Creator Graphics system for 24-bit, single-buffered 2-D graphics and imaging, enabling users to pan, zoom and rotate images, as well as to perform color conversion at unprecedented speeds.
PenDraw designed to work on PCs or Web servers, enables integration of 2-D graphics with Internet systems.
In addition to new midrange 3-D OpenGL graphics solutions, the HP Kayak XU PC Workstation with 450MHz Pentium(R) II Xeon processor is now available with ultimate 2-D graphics from Matrox.
5), we reviewed a Lotus graphics enhancement package called 2-D Graphics.
The media center, housed in Caltech's Geosciences Computational Facility, uses some of the latest technology to translate complex earthquake data into 2-D graphics -- an advance that will help the media report earthquake news in a timely, easy-to-understand manner.
2-D Graphics answers many of these needs without altering the way we use the spreadsheet.
Spyglass ThinGUI Library is a small footprint, 2-D graphics library created specifically for device manufacturers that require a robust user interface in processor and memory constrained environments.