The Programmer's Hierarchical Interactive Graphics Standard (PHIGS) is a standardized description of the functional capabilities of a graphics system, upon which a variety of applications may be built. Attempting to combine a modeling system and a viewing system in a single standard, PHIGS contains a wealth of concepts to facilitate the development of interactive programs for the rapid definition, display and modification of 2D and 3D data. Requires only some understanding of graphics and introduces C applications programmers to the key concepts by way of a few examples that are extended as the book progresses and as more facilities are discussed. Also includes a large number of diagrams.
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Viewing in 2D.