Transparency and Adaptive AA explained

Posted on Monday, Apr 10 2006 @ 00:20 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
TMS AA, TSS AA, PA AA, QA AA... is transparency anti-aliasing getting you a bit confused? We're here to give you the low down on just what all the acronyms mean, with lots of clear words and illustrative pictures.

"Transparency anti-aliasing is essentially a complement to conventional sampling patterns. It works by anti-aliasing samples taken from within polygons where transparent textures are used to create effects that would cost too much if replicated with raw geometry. These transparent textures include objects like trees, grass and chain-link fences."

Read more over at Bit Tech.


About the Author

Thomas De Maesschalck

Thomas has been messing with computer since early childhood and firmly believes the Internet is the best thing since sliced bread. Enjoys playing with new tech, is fascinated by science, and passionate about financial markets. When not behind a computer, he can be found with running shoes on or lifting heavy weights in the weight room.



Loading Comments