By Roy Latham
Superblack, supercase, supercomputer, supersonic, superimpose, superquadric (including superellipsoid), superred (and the supergreen and superblue superprimaries), supersampling, supershift, superuser, great VGA, tremendous VHS, and superwhite are only the various phrases that make the language of special effects. The Dictionary of computing device Graphics know-how and Applications courses rookies and experts alike throughout the maze of terminology surrounding some of the most fascinating progress components of desktops. This dictionary covers the software program, undefined, and purposes of special effects. It includes hundreds of thousands of phrases no longer came across somewhere else, supporting experts with the jargon of unusual purposes parts and allied applied sciences. Definitions are transparent and concise, with precise realization given to exchange spellings and meanings. Acronyms are decoded, and pronunciation of the possible unpronounceable is given, from NAPLPS (nap-lips) to WYSIWYG (whizzy-wig).
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DOA \D-D-A \ : Digital Differential Analyzer; an algorithm for rasterizing a line or curve by recursively applying the slope of the line to a unit raster step and rounding to the nearest pixel. 35 36 DDES • depth cueing DOES [trademark]: Digital Data Exchange Standard; a magnetic tape format for supplying digital images in the CMYK color space for offset printing. t. : To release a shared resource, such as memory or table space, to make it available to other processes or applications. t. : To change a binary electronic control signal from the state that initiates action back to its idle state.
Critical path: In project management, the contingent sequence of tasks in a project plan that places a lower bound on the time required to accomplish a project, so that any increase in the duration of tasks on the critical path will accordingly lengthen the minimum schedule. The critical path is only defined under circumstances in which resources (like manpower) are not the limiting factor. : Editing an image by selecting a portion of the image for retention and removing the rest. : to perform cropping upon.
Al. (1990). , Reading: Addison-Wesley Publishing Company. : In typesetting, the page number or page number position in the layout of a page. : to number pages consecutively. font n. 1 : A family of letterforms sharing a particular style, but typically having character sets for normal, boldface, and italic versions in varying sizes. For example, the Helvetica font. : TYPEFACE. 2: More traditionally, a letterform for a single particular size and style. For example, the 12-point Helvetica bold font.