Proceedings: GI + CHI 1987

Developing computer animation packages (panel)

Jeffrey Graber, Kevin Lefebvre, Michael Sciulli, Donald Leich, Milan Novacek, David Ross, David Zeltzer, David Sturman

Proceedings of the SIGCHI/GI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems and Graphics Interface: Toronto, Ontario, Canada, 5 - 9 April 1987, 193-196

DOI 10.1145/29933.275629

  • BibTex

    @inproceedings{Graber:1987:10.1145/29933.275629,
    author = {Graber, Jeffrey and Lefebvre, Kevin and Sciulli, Michael and Leich, Donald and Novacek, Milan and Ross, David and Zeltzer, David and Sturman, David},
    title = {Developing computer animation packages (panel)},
    booktitle = {Proceedings of the SIGCHI/GI Conference on Human Factors in Computing Systems and Graphics Interface},
    series = {GI + CHI 1987},
    year = {1987},
    issn = {0713-5425},
    isbn = {0-89791-213-6},
    location = {Toronto, Ontario, Canada},
    pages = {193--196},
    numpages = {4},
    doi = {10.1145/29933.275629},
    acmdoi = {10.1145/29933.275629},
    publisher = {Association for Computing Machinery},
    address = {New York, NY, USA},
    }

Abstract

Specialized computer architectures can provide better price/performance for executing image processing and graphics applications than general purpose designs. Two processors are presented that use parallel SIMD data paths to support common graphics data structures as primitive operands in arithmetic expressions. A variant of the C language has been implemented to allow high level language coding of user applications on these processors. High level programming support is designed into the processor architecture that implements parallel object data typing and parallel conditional evaluation in hardware.