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Display List Generator for Fire Simulation Display

Abstract: 

A method of using a computer to provide display data representing a fire. The data is derived from fire model data, so that the fire is realistically displayed with the dynamics of a real fire. Particles are generated from the model data and given location values and other parameters. Each particle becomes a display data element by virtue of being assigned a graphics primitive. The data elements are culled according to a field of view and sorted, so that they may be used for real time display rendering.

Patent Number: 
5,920,492
Date Of Issue: 
07/06/1999
Inventors: 

Bruce C. Montag;Stephen D. Huffman;Denise C. Varner