Abstract: A system for high-speed, high-fidelity three-dimensional graphic rendering includes representing an object in three-dimensional form using a plurality of polygons. Selected views of the multi-polygon rendering are then transformed into single image mapped polygons using texture maps to represent the three-dimensional features of the object. The single image mapped polygons are dynamically displayed in place of the multi-polygon renderings for the selected views, without requiring any outside user input. This system allows increased rendering speed and smoother animation without sacrificing graphic detail.
Abstract: A menu system incorporates a display surface having sets of buttons displayed thereon. Some sets of buttons are operative to initiate various functions and other sets of buttons are operative to define which functions, from a monolithic set of functions, are made selectable at a given time. Accordingly, the system provides a generic menu system which can easily handle hundreds of menu options in a way which is easy to learn and master.