Method and system for processing image by image hardware commands

Application Number: 00104923
Application Date: 2000.03.30
Publication Number: 1270366
Publication Date: 2000.10.18
Priority Information: 1999/3/31 US 09/283386
International: G06T1/00;G06F9/45
Applicant(s) Name: IBM Corp.
Inventor(s) Name: R. J. Devis;P. M. Chamlli
Patent Agency Code: 72001
Patent Agent: wu limeng
Abstract A computer-implemented method and system for performing graphics rendering on demand on a graphics subsystem. When the application program is executed on a host operating system, a begin-program identifier invokes a function in a graphics device driver in the host system. The function captures the calls to the rendering functions within the application program in a memory as hardware instructions to the graphics subsystem. When the function encounters an end-program identifier, it registers the captured hardware instructions with the host system as an executable program. Subsequently, the application may render the image upon demand by calling the registered executable program.