Truform is a graphics texture technology created by ATI and employed in DirectX 8 and OpenGL, on both Mac and PC. The technology was first employed on Radeon 8500. However, after the card's release, the much-hyped technology was only used in a few games (such as Bugdom) and fell by the wayside. Typically 3D shapes are composed of large numbers of triangles. The more triangles are used, the finer the detail levels. Truform creates a curved surface between triangle points, so the user experiences curved lines, but the main software still only has to render triangles. It is designed to increase visual quality, without significantly impacting frame rates. ATI Technologies Inc. ... DirectX is a collection of APIs for easily handling tasks related to game programming on the Microsoft Windows operating system. ... OpenGL official logo OpenGL (Open Graphics Library) is a specification defining a cross-language cross-platform API for writing applications that produce 3D computer graphics (and 2D computer graphics as well). ... Radeon is a brand of graphics processing units (GPU) that has been manufactured by ATI Technologies since 2000 and the successor to their Rage line. ... Bugdom is a third-person action/arcade game made by Pangea Software where the player guides Rollie McFly the Woodlouse, to save the insect Kingdom from evil ants by restoring ladybugs, which are the rightful rulers. ...
ATI TRUFORM Technology - Powering the next generation Radeon
The lower concourse is partly on ground and partly suspended with steep seating at the front, the second level is the new corporate level, and the upper concourse is designed to support the steel structure for seating and the roof.
Truform is Laminated Veneer Lumber (LVL) beams intended for use as joists, walers, bearers and soldiers in concrete formwork.
The soffit of the seating on the corporate and upper concourse was difficult to form due to the shapes and steep slope and a 2 metre deep splay beam directly behind.
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