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Tesselation means mosaic work in German, in image processing

one also speaks of parquetization, paving or tiling.

Example of tessellation, screenshot:

Example of tessellation, screenshot:

The tessellation technique is supported by graphics programs such as DirectX and divides two-dimensional surfaces into many polygons

lined up without gaps. Thereshould be no space between the polygons and the polygon shape should be as simple as possible so that the detailed surfaces can be calculated more efficiently by the graphics processors

. The polygons of tessellation do not necessarily have to have identical shapes and sizes, but can also be non-uniform. The technique can also be applied to 3D models.

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Englisch: tesselation
Updated at: 21.01.2012
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Translations: DE