An adaptive parallel algorithm for display of CSG objects

  • David T Morris
  • Peter M Dew
Architectural Aspects (Session 3.1)
Part of the Lecture Notes in Computer Science book series (LNCS, volume 237)


This paper presents a parallel algorithm for the direct display of solid objects represented by Constructive Solid Geometry. The algorithm overcomes many of the limitations of previous approaches by using an adaptive technique that ensures a high degree of parallelism. Performance estimates have been obtained by simulation, and a parallel architecture is proposed.


Spatial Parallelism Constructive Solid Geometry Structural Parallelism Spatial Subdivision Composite Node 


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Authors and Affiliations

  • David T Morris
    • 1
  • Peter M Dew
    • 1
  1. 1.Departments of Computer Studies and Mechanical EngineeringThe UniversityLeedsEngland

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