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wireframe

[‚wīr′frām]
(computer science)
In computer-aided design, a line-drawn model.
In computer graphics, an image-rendering technique in which only edges and vertices are shown.

wireframe

An umbrella term for a general outline of some structure. For example, the rough design of Web pages may be called wireframes. See wireframe modeling.
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After building the wire-frame model, the flat--an ellipsoid with a larger radius narrowing down to a smaller radius--was created.
An old wire-frame basket, like the one pictured at right, will work fine; bury it so the top two rings of wire extend above the soil line.
Solid modeling and conventional surfacing from wire-frame using ProEngineer, Unigraphics and Computervision CAD/CAM systems.
He wore a dark baseball cap with a white design - possibly an Adidas logo - plain wire-frame glasses, a dark T-shirt with a colored logo on the left chest and dark pants.
is to race one of four zany characters around the lines and objects of various 3D wire-frame landscapes, leaving a coloured trail as you go.
Perhaps the most common is the "Necker cube," that wire-frame box which can be seen with either of two surfaces as the front.
1, not only supports OpenGL rendering with wire-frame, hidden line removal, colour shading and transparency but also advanced features such as texture mapping and shadows to enhance the realistic effect.
You wonder if you're doing the right thing,'' Robbins, 55, said from behind wire-frame glasses.
cadlab's sophisticated 3D capability allows creation of high-quality 3D surface models which can be displayed as wire-frame, hidden lines removed or with surface shading.
Once the sketch is complete, the resulting wire-frame data uses its associativity to interrogate the underlying surface data when creating run-off and draft surfaces, etc.
Capable of processing up to six textures per single rendering pass and eight samples per pixel and operating efficiently in both wire-frame and shaded modes, the MOBILITY FIRE GL 9000 is ideally suited for professional content creation and playback, as well as high-end workstation applications.
Based on Windows NT, TopMold 3D offers fully parametric design of free-form surfaces, solids, and wire-frame geometry.