wire-frame model


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wire-frame model

[′wī·ər ‚frām ‚mäd·əl]
(computer science)
In computer-aided design, the representation of all surfaces of a three-dimensional object in outline form.
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Not only did this facility go on to produce the world's first computer animated films during the mid-seventies it also contributed the 3D wire-frame model shown on the navigation monitors in the landing sequence of the Ridley Scott film 'Alien'--making it the Industrial Light and Magic or Weta computer animation facility of its day.
3D computer graphics rely on many of the same algorithms as 2D computer vector graphics in the wire-frame model and 2D computer raster graphics in the final rendered display.
Each construction evokes something different: Adolescent looks a bit like an expanded wire-frame model of an architectural feature; the roughness of Woman at a Window may in turn bring to mind an ersatz habitat, a customized outhouse, or a writer's den, but as architectural survivals, in a state of permanent dilapidation.
A wire-frame model of the By-Wire System Concept and associated videos will be on display, bringing together a collection of electrification technologies that NTN has developed for driving, stopping and turning for next-generation EV.
The company explains that the new Intranet Modeler is a free Web-based application that lets users build a wire-frame model of their intranet.
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.
When a wire-frame model was completed using this system, the company hired a third party to put surfaces on the fire and output it in STL format.
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).
The user could now select gate locations and see the melt-front advancement, along with pressure and temperature distribution, as "contour lines" on the 3D wire-frame model.
Programming on MasterCam began by creating a 3D wire-frame model using coordinates collected from a physical model and a layout drawing without dimensions.
(SDRC) that allowed designers to create engineering drawings and wire-frame models, Slavin recalls.