Benefits of real numbers

Nov 25, 2010 at 9:34 PM
Edited Nov 25, 2010 at 9:34 PM

Even looking at bitmap, we think about objects on the photograph as lines, curves, areas, vertexes - all these are better described by the real coordinates (x, y) and the functional dependencies between coordinates. The breakdown of picture to pixels is useful for storing the picture in the computer memory but creates the artificial complexity for image processing.

The smoothing is applied in Outliner in order to spread color information in the gaps between pixels.