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Nooby question ;)

on: August 16, 2010, 02:14:42 am
So i have been seeing the term "AA" a couple of times on this site but I am having a bit of trouble figuring out what it stands for. sooo watzit mean ???
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Re: Nooby question ;)

Reply #1 on: August 16, 2010, 03:09:57 am
Antialias.

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Re: Nooby question ;)

Reply #2 on: August 16, 2010, 03:29:09 am
SCIENCE :D
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Re: Nooby question ;)

Reply #3 on: August 16, 2010, 03:43:01 am
Antialias.


Ptoing, you've made all these excellent reference sheets. They are scattered all over the board. Any chance of a consolidated page showing/listing them all? Honestly, while I realize you aren't infallible in pixeling technique, these ref sheets are really helpful (and this one, at least, I reckon warrants being included/linked in the FAQ. )

The only significant thing that isn't included in this sheet is that AA looks best/cleanest, just as lines do, when the span of the line segments is a constant integer, as in
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(and of course the percentages of coverage are the same for each row/column of the line, since the line is perfectly aligned to pixel corners; so less thought per pixel is required)
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Re: Nooby question ;)

Reply #4 on: August 20, 2010, 06:14:58 pm
I second that idea :)