hidden line

hidden line

[′hid·ən ′līn]
(graphic arts)
For a three-dimensional object, a line that cannot be seen because view of it is obstructed by part of the object or of another object.

hidden line

On an architectural drawing, a dashed line that represents a line which exists but is concealed from view.
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Websites that use this method instruct a browser to draw a hidden line of text or a 3D graphic using the HTML5 canvas element.
Federal Brace has continuously provided innovation in countertop brackets, particularly within their hidden line, with the Lincoln Hidden Support receiving last year's Product Innovator Award.
Su argues that there are two lines of development in Western comic aesthetics: 1) one "dwells in orthodox aesthetic ideas elucidated by aesthetic theorists" and 2) is "a hidden line deeply rooted in Western folk cultures and arts, namely, the carnival traditions existing in ancient folk festivals and cultures" (Modern Development 63; unless indicated otherwise, all translations are ours).
I was a bit worried that he would try to be too funny and perhaps cross that hidden line when a joke goes too far and offends a grandmother or something.
Boris removed one hidden line on weather map (6) 7.
Some of the enchancements include virtually unlimited undo/rollback capability; multiple viewport display capability; toolpath tool traversal visualization; hidden line toolpath display; pre-select hightlighting; expanded display color management; advanced 3D, high-speed machining for SolidSuufacer; support for 3D Material Only; and support for more advanced tool shapes, such as tapered
Below us like ants they cross our hidden line, coming to us,
The viewer supports viewing of graphics in a variety of different modes, including wireframe, hidden line, and rendered drawings.
Thus, young children often fail to implement hidden line elimination, to yield 'x-ray drawings; but as Matthews remarks, the term is 'misleading because the term suggests that an error has been made.
One of the payoffs for working in solids is the ability to have accurate hidden line drawing views automatically created.
GUIDE allows isometric views of any data to be examined from any angle, and hidden line removal may be selected to improve the appearance.
Closed captioned programs that are recorded off air onto videotape will contain the hidden Line 21 captioning, which can then be made visible using a decoder (F.