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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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Samson himself a lean, well-spoken man with a shock of white hair over wire-frame glasses that gives him a distinctly professorial air--has worked in recent years with companies like AT&T Corp., Cisco Systems, and CMG plc.
CREATE and manipulate wire-frame model animals, change their environment and then upload them to the zoo.
"The images begin life as a wire-frame model, based on David's features, to ensure the dimensions are correct.
Twenty-four people learned three versions of a room-sized maze: a wire-frame desktop virtual environment (VE), a normal surface-rendered desktop VE, and a real-world maze.
Until two years ago, designers at the company's Bothell WA, facility were using a wire-frame modeler that just couldn't satisfy the company's need for speed.
When Ashley is in attack mode, a wire-frame sphere surrounds him, and enemies and specific body parts can be targeted.
Texturing is the color and shading that is added to 3D wire-frame models so that they look more real.
Traditionally, wire-frame seat backs and cushions are produced using a cellular workstation with eight to 10 workers manually loading components for the seat.
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.
The software also allows the user to observe in real time the operations of the integrated system by employing 3-D wire-frame animation.
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).