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Found 6 item(s) authored by "Alvy Ray Smith" .

Article Digital Paint Systems: An Anecdotal and Historical Overview
Alvy Ray Smith.
IEEE Annals of the History of Computing, pp. 4-30, 2001. [BibTeX]

Misc Digital Paint Systems: Historical Overview
Alvy Ray Smith.
Tech Memo 14, May 30, 1997. [BibTeX]

Technical Report Paint
Alvy Ray Smith.
Computer Graphics Lab, New York Institute of Technology, No. Technical Memo 7, 20 Jul, 1978. [BibTeX]

Proceedings Plants, fractals, and formal languages
Alvy Ray Smith.
Proceedings of the 11th annual conference on Computer graphics and interactive techniques, pp. 1--10, 1984. [BibTeX]

Misc Table Paint

Author(s): Alvy Ray Smith.
Misc: Published as Tutorial Notes at SIGGRAPH '80 and SIGGRAPH '81, 1979.
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Table look-up procedures are particularly useful at computer graphics installations because of the large chunks of cheap random access memory (framebuffers) which tend to be components of these facilities. We explain here how one additional framebuffer and one analog control device in addition to the tablet create a powerful and flexible extension to any typical framebuffer painting program. In particular, this readily available extra equipment gives the artist brushes which change size, shape, orientation, and/or color in realtime and smoothly. Examples are rotating brushes, animated brushes, airbrushes with changing spread and density, oriented brushes which track the direction of motion, and many more. That is, the artist is given a third dimension of stylus control which may be as graceful as the spatial two. He may define this new dimension from a menu of selections. The extra framebuffer is used as table memory. The extra device (e.g., joystick, trackball, pot, footpedal, microphone, strain guage, keyboard) is used as a controller for the added dimension. Realtime is obtained by using the output of the controller for table look-up.

Misc Varieties of Digital Painting
Alvy Ray Smith.
Tech Memo 8, Aug 30, 1995. [BibTeX]

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