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3D graphics

3D graphics are graphics displayed in three-dimensional geometry. In these graphics, the coordinate system or the 3D mesh or 3D model can be rotated in the coordinate system. This allows the model to be viewed from all sides and from all perspectives.

Wireframe and surface model of a cube

Wireframe and surface model of a cube

Since the computational effort for complex three-dimensional computer graphics can be very high, a distinction is made between the wireframe model, the surface model and the solid model when modeling a 3D model. These three models facilitate modeling, since the computational effort for the different models is extremely different. In terms of representation, 3D models can be isometric or perspective.

The creation of 3D computer graphics is accelerated by special 3D graphics processors and supported by the 3D standards, an existing 3D graphics libraries, the so-called 3D kernels.

Englisch: 3D graphics
Updated at: 04.09.2007
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Links: graphics, indium (In), system, 3D mesh, effort
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