Fractional increments in visibility

I learned about fractional charges in particle physics.

Years later, I was working on Appel's Vector Hidden Line Removal algorithm at Mitsubishi, where you propagate the visibility by keeping track of the number of front facing surfaces obscure an edge. I ran into pathelogical cases when you project CAD bodies into 2D. Verticies land on edges, edges on verticies, verticies on verticies, and edges on edges. I thought of ideas in high school geometry where we would deal with half space problems. I used these concepts in my VHL algorithm.


Walter H.

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