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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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The S6J32BA and S6J32DA series build upon Spansions announcement of the Traveo 2-D graphics MCU S6J324C series and the 3-D graphics MCU S6J326C series for midsize cars in October 2014.
The component offers 2-D graphics with a TTL flat panel interface, along with legacy CRT, as well as a 16-bit ISA bus, an Intel Ethernet controller, and SPI and LPC bus interfaces.
* Right Hemisphere Deep Exploration 5.5 CSE to convert 3-D CAD models into accurate 2-D graphics.
To create a 3-D wireframe model, he imported the 2-D graphics into the 3-D CAD modeler Rhinoceros, from McNeel North America of Seattle.
PenDraw designed to work on PCs or Web servers, enables integration of 2-D graphics with Internet systems.
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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.
A few months ago (see July/ Aug'90, p.5), we reviewed a Lotus graphics enhancement package called 2-D Graphics. As my negative comment, I complained about the way the holes were punched in the manual.
Operation was essentially identical to 2-D Graphics with the few extra choices expected with the extra dimension, eg.
The 2-D graphics will be enabled with L-3 s OrchidA Control System and 3-D visuals will be powered by Bridgeworks from TriLink Systems.
2-D Graphics answers many of these needs without altering the way we use the spreadsheet.
It really wasn't necessary to read the manual as it took less than five minutes to become fully proficient with the operation of 2-D Graphics. As I already had a number of add-ins installed, it was only necessary to copy the two files labelled 2DGRAPH.ADN and 2DGRAPH.HLP to the Lotus sub-directory.