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National 4 Graphic Communication

On this page you will learn terms relating to Computer Illustration. Good Luck!

Computer Illustration Terms (A-E)

 

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Colour Gradientcolour fill transition that changes from one colour to another or from one shade to another
DPIdots per inch (related to printer resolution)
Decalimage, similar to a sticker, added to surface of 3D model
Elliptical Fillcolour fill that changes from one colour to another in form of oval
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Computer Illustration Terms (L-N)

 

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LayersCAD and illustration technique where one graphic can be drawn on one layer, with another on separate layer
Lightillustration technique used to illuminate 3D model
Materialillustration technique used to make 3D CAD model appear like real material
Nodecontrol point at end of line or along spline that allows you to change position of graphic
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Computer Illustration Terms (P-R)

 

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Perspectiveobjects that appear smaller the further away they are
Pixelsingle point of light displayed on screen (picture element)
Radial Fillcolour fill that changes from one colour to another in form of circle
Reflectionillustration technique that create a mirror-like response behind or below model
Resolutionquality or size of image on screen or print (related to DP! And PPI)
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Computer Illustration Terms (S)

 

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Scalesize of texture applied to 3D model or size of illustration in relation to other graphics
Scene3D model presented in an environment
Shadecolour with black added to make it appear darker
Shadowdark region where light is blocked by object
Splinespecial line with control nodes that allow smooth curves to be drawn or modified
Swatchesseries of block colour fills arranged into groups like cold, warm or exciting
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Computer Illustration Terms (T-W)

 

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Tessellationpattern, material or texture that can be infinitely repeated
Textureappearance of textured surface applied to material on 3D model
Tintcolour with white added to make colour appear lighter
Transparencyillustration effect that allows one graphic to appear slightly see through
Vectorimage that is saved as series of coordinates used to display simple, non-photographic images
Wireframemethod of presenting 3D model where only edges are presented as series of connected lines
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