Analytic Rasterization of Curves with Polynomial Filters Academic Article uri icon


  • We present a method of analytically rasterizing shapes that have curved boundaries and linear color gradients using piecewise polynomial prefilters. By transforming the convolution of filters with the image from an integral over area into a boundary integral, we find closed-form expressions for rasterizing shapes. We show that a polynomial expression can be used to rasterize any combination of polynomial curves and filters. Our rasterizer also handles rational quadratic boundaries, which allows us to evaluate circles and ellipses. We apply our technique to rasterizing vector graphics and show that our derivation gives an efficient implementation as a scanline rasterizer. © 2013 The Eurographics Association and Blackwell Publishing Ltd.

author list (cited authors)

  • Manson, J., & Schaefer, S.

citation count

  • 7

publication date

  • May 2013