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Publication Citation: Methods for Quantifying and Characterizing Errors in Pixel-Based 3D Rendering

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Author(s): John G. Hagedorn; Judith E. Terrill; Adele P. Peskin; James J. Filliben;
Title: Methods for Quantifying and Characterizing Errors in Pixel-Based 3D Rendering
Published: July 01, 2008
Abstract: We present methods for measuring errors in the rendering of three-dimensional points, line segments, and polygons in  pixel-based computer graphics systems.  We present error metrics for each of these three cases.  These methods are applied to rendering with OpenGL on two common hardware platforms under several rendering conditions.  Results are presented and differences in measured errors are analyzed and characterized.  We discuss possible extensions of this error analysis approach to other aspects of the process of generating visual representations of synthetic scenes.
Citation: Journal of Research (NIST JRES) -
Volume: 113
Issue: 4
Pages: pp. 221 - 238
Keywords: rendering measurement; pixel measurement; metrology; computer graphics; scientific visualization; virtual measurement
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