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Vector Texture Maps
Tech report, 2005
Abstract: This paper presents VTMs (Vector Texture Maps), a novel representation of vector images that can be used as a texture by the GPU for real-time rendering. A VTM decomposes texture space into different regions, represented in an analytic way, by a set of implicit degree 3 polynomials. Each region can be rendered by a different fragment shading function. Accurate anti-aliasing is performed in real-time, based on an estimate of fragment coverage. As a consequence, infinite zooming can be applied without any pixel discretization artifact. Based on a hierarchical data structure, our representation has low memory requirements. Its versatility is demonstrated in various settings, including a font engine completely implemented in the GPU.
AUTHOR = "Nicolas Ray and Thibaut Neiger and Xavier Cavin and Bruno Lévy
TITLE = "Vector Texture Maps",
INSTITUTION = "INRIA - ALICE",
YEAR = "2005",
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Related work: see this SIGGRAPH Asia
by D. Nehab and H. Hoppe, that makes vector graphics on the
GPU fully functional based on the idea of cell-specialization. They also