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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.
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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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Unlike a 2-D wire frame, the solid model can be sectioned into individual pieces for tasks such as configuring paths for cooling lines or vacuum channels.
CREATE THE LOOK: Simple topiary shapes are easy to make using a wire frame as a guide for training and clipping.
Start at the top and weave it in and out of the wire frame and the foliage.
It can also compute the minimal surface spanning any particular wire frame.
PAINFUL: Brian the bald eagle shows off his terrible wound; MENDED: Brian's repaired beak is made from an acrylic-covered wire frame
She writes: "I would like to make an instant topiary using ivy and a wire frame. What varieties do you recommend?"
The new version has extended 3D design capabilities that combine the flexibility of wire frame with ACIS solid modeling.
For each topiary, you'll need a wire frame, a heavy container, fast-draining potting soil, and cotton string or plastic ties to hold plants to the frame (if stems are too stiff to weave easily).
Together, the pair of crystal images is the equivalent of a soap bubble next to a soap film on a wire frame.
One CLA member recently lost a pedigree cow after it ate part of a bamboo-covered wire frame - one of several to have landed in the same field.