Antialiasing

Antialiasing
is a Style option which specifies whether antialiasing should be done in rendering graphics.

DetailsDetails

  • Antialiasing fuzzes out edges of graphical elements so as to avoid the appearance of jaggedness associated with discrete screen pixels.
  • With the default setting Antialiasing->Automatic, choices are made to optimize appearance on each type of computer system.
  • With Antialiasing->True, black lines may appear slightly gray.
  • Antialiasing applies to both 2D and 3D graphics.
  • For 3D graphics, the operation of Antialiasing can depend on the particular graphics hardware you are using. Antialiasing is disabled unless Allow Antialiasing is set in the Preferences dialog.
  • Antialiasing can be turned on and off not just for complete graphics, but also for individual primitives or groups of primitives within a single graphic.
  • Antialiasing does not alter the appearance of fonts. Font antialiasing is typically controlled by a global operating system setting.
Introduced in 2007
(6.0)
| Updated in 2008
(7.0)