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On-Line Computer Graphics Notes
WORLD AND IMAGE SPACE
COORDINATE SYSTEMS


A model is reduced to a picture by systematic transformation through several coordinate systems. The user's coordinate system, commonly called world space is the highest level, while the device space is the lowest. We define here the spaces through which a polygon must pass to be reduced from the user's coordinate system to the device coordinate system.


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