Definition of rasterize in English:

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rasterize

Pronunciation: /ˈrastəˌrīz/

verb

[with object] Computing
Convert (an image stored as an outline) into pixels that can be displayed on a screen or printed.
Example sentences
  • Finally, these textures and pixels need to be rasterised in the final output stage of the rendering pipeline.
  • Version 5 can export movies as SWF files, offering precise control over how bitmaps are rasterized.
  • Conversely, once they are rasterized, they become part of the bitmap.

Derivatives

rasterization

Pronunciation: /ˌrastərəˈzāSHən/
noun
Example sentences
  • From there, the GMA 900 in the 915G chipset handles vertex setup, texture application and pixel shading, and rasterization.
  • This accelerated just pixel processing and rasterisation.
  • One common technique used to print vector-based GIS drawings is to first convert the vector data into a raster image via a technique called rasterization.

rasterizer

noun
Example sentences
  • The fragment processor - usually called a pixel processor - handles fragments output by the GPU's rasteriser, which in turn creates rasterised fragments from the geometry spat out by the vertex hardware.
  • Improved image quality inspection tool with a pre-rendered reference rasterizer image database for comparisons.
  • The frames are rendered with both the graphics board and the DirectX reference rasterizer to perform direct comparisons on screen.

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Syllabification: ras·ter·ize

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