3D graphics rendering with selective read suspend

  • US 6,977,649 B1
  • Filed: 03/29/1999
  • Issued: 12/20/2005
  • Est. Priority Date: 11/23/1998
  • Status: Expired due to Term
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1. A method for rendering 3D graphics, comprising the steps of:

  • rendering primitives which comprise a graphics display;

    invoking suspension of reads of pixel information during rendering of primitives only selectively; and

    writing data generated by said rendering step into a frame buffer, and outputting data from said frame buffer at video rates.

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