Visual and realism enhancements for a low cost flight simulator graphics system
Technological advances have made it possible for a low cost IBM PC based graphics system to perform real time flight simulation. One such system is 3DViewII from XTAR Electronics, which displays simple graphics primitives defined in image databases. Though much of its cost and speed breakthroughs are due to the use of these simple primitives, the realism of 3DViewII images consequently leaves much to be desired, and enhancements are greatly preferred. Since the system was not optimized for a pixel-mapped display structure, enhancements of the primitives, or components of an image are not practical. Enhancement of the overall scene by including movement and special effects is therefore the most viable option for improving the display realism, even though increased complexity in the image has the potential of negating real time screen updates.
Master of Science (M.S.)
College of Engineering
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Dissertations, Academic -- Engineering; Engineering -- Dissertations, Academic
Rindfleisch, Steven Glenn, "Visual and realism enhancements for a low cost flight simulator graphics system" (1990). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 4069.