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To prepare a page for display or printing. Rasterization is performed by a raster image processor (RIP), which turns text and images into the matrix of pixels (bitmap) that will be displayed on screen or printed on the page. Various conversions may take place. For example, the mathematical coordinates of vector and outline fonts as well as vector drawings must be converted into bitmaps. Existing bitmaps may have to be scaled into different-sized bitmaps.

Unless output is printed on a vector graphics plotter, which literally draws the illustration with pens, all text and graphics must be rasterized into a bitmap for display or printing. See RIP, raster scan, font scaler and host-based printer.
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After the vertex processors process "per vertex" operations (nothing in this example), the rasterizer initiates a stream of nine fragments and passes each linearly interpolated vertex property set to a fragment processor.
A rasterizer [a "machine"] for converting vector list data representing sample magnitudes of an input waveform into anti-aliased pixel illumination intensity data to be displayed on a display means comprising: (a) [means] for determining the vertical distance between the endpoints of each of the vectors in the data list; (b) [means] for determining the elevation of a row of pixels that is spanned by the vector; (c) [means] for normalizing the vertical distance and elevation; and (d) [means] for outputting illumination intensity data as a predetermined function of the normalized vertical distance and elevation.
1994) ("To bar such inventions as Alappat's rasterizer from access to the patent system is to eliminate the incentive provided by this law, disserving not only technological industry, but the public benefit of improved technology.
Alongside the barcode reader and generator and PDF rasterizer, the SDK also offers an optical character recognition (OCR) and PDF annotation add-on.
The PDF rasterizer and barcode generator add-ons were recently added to the Dynamic.
The PDF add-on is a rasterizer that lets users convert vector PDFs to rasterize images for quick viewing within built applications.
SwiftShader can perform over 50 times faster than Microsoft's Direct3D Reference Rasterizer in tests with sample applications, and can rival the performance of low end hardware 3D graphics solutions in some cases.
New and improved tools to assist reviewers and test labs: -- Image quality inspection tool; -- Ability to export frame by frame using different options and settings; -- Pre-rendered Reference Rasterizer image database for comparison; -- Texture filtering and anti-aliasing quality inspection tool; -- Anti-Aliasing; -- Bilinear/Trilinear/Anisotropic filtering; -- Graphs of runtime statistics; -- Frame rate; -- Frame duration; -- Polygon count; -- Vertex count; -- State change count; -- Drawing batch count; -- System Info utility, which provides an in-depth analysis of the status and features of the system's components; -- Extended Online ResultBrowser for Pro users; -- MultiComparison; -- Dynamic compare URLs; -- 18 filters for search and comparison
Hybrid's track record consists of 10 years of software rasterizer development for various platforms including PCs, game consoles, and now mobile devices.
iType has two main components: a high-speed TrueType font rasterizer and a suite of fonts.
iType offers what's needed for fonts - a rasterizer that's small and fast, and fonts that are readable and attractive.
Numerous additional features and enhancements are also being delivered across the entire Tektronix waveform monitor (WFM) and rasterizer (WVR) portfolio, enabling engineers to more efficiently verify video, audio, and ancillary data content, diagnose quality and physical layer signal quality problems, and store data for later analysis or documentation.