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rasterize

(ˈræstəˌraɪz) or

rasterise

vb (tr)
to convert into pixels for screen output; convert into a raster image
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Verb1.rasterize - convert (an image) into pixels
computer science, computing - the branch of engineering science that studies (with the aid of computers) computable processes and structures
convert - change the nature, purpose, or function of something; "convert lead into gold"; "convert hotels into jails"; "convert slaves to laborers"
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Curren's tool of choice to bring this look to life included use of the Tektronix WVR7200 waveform rasterizer and the Sony Trimaster OLED evaluation monitor.
1994) (data transformed by a machine through a series of mathematical equations which produced a smooth display on a rasterizer monitor, constituted "a practical application of an abstract idea" because "a useful, concrete and tangible result" was produced).
Since current displays are two-dimensional and cannot directly show vector graphics, triangles are projected onto two-dimensional screen space and then transformed or rasterized by the rasterizer into fragments.
Most competing graphics products only support single pixel box filtering implemented within the rasterizer, which results in poorer visual quality and rendering performance.
NVIDIA Shading Rasterizer (NSR) - multi-operation per-pixel rendering engine
Quantex is excited to be delivering leading-edge 3-D features to the desktop PC market, such as our new NVIDIA Shading Rasterizer in the GeForce2 GTS," said Dan Vivoli, senior vice president of marketing at NVIDIA.
46) In particular, the electronic circuitry performs mathematical calculations on discrete waveform data input to output anti-aliased waveform data on a rasterizer display.
What hinting does, basically, is tell the rasterizer (the program that actually converts the outlines into the bitmaps) that the crossbar is an essential part of the H.
The plotter has an internal rasterizer based on Intel's 32-bit i960 RISC processor.
In addition, we are also deploying the Tektronix 3G Waveform monitor and 3G rasterizer with advanced Gamut Monitoring Package to conform to 3G quality and maintain strict quality control.
Sun Expert3D-Lite's architecture consists of three dedicated memory banks, a geometry accelerator, a rasterizer and a bus interface.
Alappat's invention was an improved rasterizer for an oscilloscope.