3D computer graphics

Less than a 1 minute read

3D computer graphics (in contrast to 2D computer graphics) are graphics that use a three-dimensional representation of geometric data that is stored in the computer for the purposes of performing calculations and rendering 2D images. Such images may be stored for viewing later or displayed in real-time. 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. 3D computer graphics software began appearing for home computers in the late 1970s. The earliest known example is 3D Art Graphics, a set of 3D computer graphics effects, written by Kazumasa Mitazawa and released in June 1978 for the Apple IIWilliam Fetter was credited with coining the term computer graphics in 1961 to describe his work at Boeing. One of the first displays of computer animation was Futureworld (1976), which included an animation of a human face and a hand that had originally appeared in the 1972 experimental short A Computer Animated Hand, created by University of Utah students Edwin Catmulland Fred Parke.

Next up

Vid2Pix captures pictures from videos in Windows 10, 8

By: John Nedelcu
3 minute read

Ever wanted to make a screen capture from a movie or video file on your Windows 8, Windows 10 device? This feature comes in very handy […]

Continue Reading

Sound Pad lets you create your own tunes in Windows 10, 8

By: John Nedelcu
3 minute read

Passionate about music? If the answer is “Yes”, then Sound Pad for Windows 10, Windows 8 is a tool that you will love. Especially if […]

Continue Reading

Play Bridge Cards Game in Windows 8, Windows 10

By: Radu Tyrsina
5 minute read

Bridge cards game aficionado? You’ll be delighted to discover that there are some awesome apps to play your favorite game on Windows 10, Windows 8.1/8 […]

Continue Reading

Discussions