Dariush Gholizadeh - Worcester MA
Hamid Assarpour - Harvard MA
Mohamed Messaoudene - Cambridge MA
Digital Equipment Corporation - Maynard MA
A computer graphics method of and apparatus for normalizing vector-based terms for a plurality of display pixels associated with a polygon representing a surface of an object being imaged, the vector-based terms being determined from predetermined vectors at vertices of the polygon. The square (. eta. ) of the magnitude of a vector associated with each vector-based term is determined for each display pixel from the predetermined vectors at the vertices of the polygon. The quantity 1/. sqroot. eta. is approximated for each vector-based term using a series expansion employing. eta. , and each vector based term is multiplied by the corresponding approximation of 1/. sqroot. eta. to produce a normalized vector-based term for each display pixel.