Combine automatic sonar ranging and infrared-light detection in a computer-controlled scanner.
[author : Steve Ciarcia]
Micrograph is an intelligent, low-cost, color-graphics terminal that interfaces to any microcomputer and standard, unmodified color television receiver.
[author : E Grady Booch]
The first of this two-part article gives a series of useful subroutines for generating color images on a Compucolor II.
[author : Alan W Grogono]
With this popular computer, use a two-color scheme to generate three-dimensional figure
[author : Dan Sokol and John Shepard]
Interpolate between points of a graphed function and three-dimensional figures.
[author : D K Cohen and Devon Crowe]
This monitor program takes advantage of some powerful software and architectural aspects of the 8088 processor.
[author : Thomas Woodward Cantrell]
Take a look at the future of graphics hardware and applications.
[author : Bruce Eric Brown and Stephen Levine]
Zgrass, a hybrid of language and hardware, can be used to solve graphic-display problems.
[author : Dr Thomas DeFanti]
Part 1 covers the principles of television and computer-generated graphics.
[author : Allen Watson III]
Meet the most frequently used human/computer interface - the video terminal.
[author : Ron Dalpiaz]
Theory and practice of digital-image capture and storage are explained in detail.
[author : Thomas Williams]
In the conclusion of this series, we discover how searching for information stored in tree structures can be made more efficient.
[author : Peter Frey]
Notes on implementation and options are presented in this final part.
[author : David C Brown]
As most readers will have observed, the September Fifth anniversary issue marked the beginning of a new phase for BYTE. The jump from a 300-page to a 400-page issue means a 33% increase in the material presented to our readers each month.
Because advertisements tend to be more visible than editorial content (especially in a technical journal), some readers may suspect that the larger issues mean merely more ads. But, in fact, the larger issues have approximately one third more editorial content. The new size does create design and manufacturing problems, however. The solution to these problems includes a redesign of the editorial pages of BYTE to make the editorial content easier to find and use. We expect the new format to be implemented early in 1981.
We are confident that the increased editorial content and new format will make BYTE even more of a bargain as well as a more useful tool for our readers. And that, after all, is what it's all about.
p.172 The cover for this issue of BYTE is a still from a 90-minute computer-animated cartoon called The Works. The photo was provided by Dick Lundin and Lance Williams and is constructed from quadric surfaces and polygons, using texture-mapping and normal-perturbation techniques. The background was painted by Paul Xanter - programming credit also goes to Tom Duff and Duane Palyka. A trailer of The Works was shown at SIGGRAPH '80 (page 172), although the film itself may not be finished for another two years.
p.6 A number of the articles for this month's theme were solicited with the help of Jay Nickson and Ken Lodding; their editorial begins on page 6. Both are employed by DEC (Digital Equipment Corporation): Jay is the manager of the human interface program for simplifying man/machine communications, Ken is a senior software engineer whose long-term interests intermix art and computer graphics.