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The Research archive provides access to all Research articles published in past issues of Communications of the ACM.

July 2013

From Communications of the ACM

Technical Perspective: A Fresh Approach to Vector Graphics

The following paper makes a fundamental contribution to the world of vector graphics by introducing a new primitive called diffusion curve.

From Communications of the ACM

Diffusion Curves: A Vector Representation for Smooth-Shaded Images

Diffusion Curves

We describe a new vector-based primitive for creating smooth-shaded images, called the diffusion curve.