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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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Currently, entry-class vehicles feature mostly 7- to 10- inch liquid crystal displays (LCDs) that support mainly 2D graphics. In the future, advancements in automotive LCDs size, resolution, and prices will support an anticipated explosive demand in 3D clusters to meet the growing need for clearer and highly visible designs on a large screen, particularly in the Chinese market.
Small trivia: The game looks like a 2D cell-shaded fighting game, but it's actually 3D cell-shaded with the illusion of 2D graphics.
The add-in boards benefits the user with several functions such as faster rendering of 3D scenes and 2D graphics, MPEG-2/MPEG-4 decoding, TV output, or the ability to connect multiple monitors.
The new gaming device is a lower-resolution version of the popular 3DS and will play DS games and 3DS games in 2D graphics. The new product, which will come in red and blue and will have two screens and a camera, is about as big as a 3DS laid out flat, but without the foldable clamshell design of the 3DS.Known for games with characters like Mario and Zelda, Nintendo has faced stiff competition from inexpensive or free mobile games on tablets and smartphones.
Ideal for self-teaching or reference, 2D Graphics Programming for Games is a straightforward guide to the programming concepts and techniques used to create attractive two-dimensional graphics in video games.
The optimised 2D graphics remoting stack enables high-end features such as HD video, dual monitor connectivity and L-shaped desktop support.
That applies not just to 3D graphics, but also to 2D graphics. Think of Facebook games for example, you'll have a whole new level of gaming with enhanced graphics.
The graphics are fantastic with a superb 3D presentation complementing the highly slick 2D graphics, and they are very slick.
The tactile perception can be used as a source for 2D graphics and related information for blind and visually impaired [1], extending their ability to work with Internet and adding the chances of orientation at home or street.
Based on analytical solution of the mathematic model formulated in paper (Janacova et al., 2011), the computed data are display as both 3D graphics t(x, [tau]) and 2D graphics t(x) in the required time of the process.
Mixing the best of the old with the new, Sonic 4 utilises vibrant 2D graphics in crisp high-definition, making for the bestlooking side scrolling platformer in the series to date.
At least that's Microsoft's hope with IE9, which brings new HTML5 support ( including HTML5 video!), hardwareaccelerated 2D graphics, and a totally new JavaScript engine-- and no XP support." It added: " Modern web apps are loaded with JavaScript, to the point that new browsers are practically measured by how fast they can render it.