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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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Will work with customer-supplied Pro-E models and/or wire-frames, and send and receive data via modem or E-mail.
We explored the role of visual fidelity by exposing people to three environments that varied in their degree of realism: a real-world maze, a relatively high fidelity desktop VE maze, and a low-fidelity wire-frame desktop VE maze (see Figure 1).
Using the wire-frame system meant extra cost expenditures, stow turnaround, the inability to test a model's assembly, and difficulty in visualizing the final object.
Texturing is the color and shading that is added to 3D wire-frame models so that they look more real.
in Baltimore has unveiled its new solid modeler, designed for the midrange production market, that enables users to work with hidden-line and shaded images as their designs progress rather than rely on more ambiguous wire-frame designs.
The program is intended to be used with the choreographic software animation and notation program, "Life Forms" (not included in this package), which allows manipulation of wire-frame graphic figures in space and time using libraries of dance positions to create individual postures and stances.
Programming on MasterCam began by creating a 3D wire-frame model using coordinates collected from a physical model and a layout drawing without dimensions.
Using 3DCAD, it is possible to construct a wire-frame model that can then be surfaced and tool pathed, providing usable data for numerically controlled machine centers for computer-aided manufacturing (CAM).
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.
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.