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klavs.pr
Can anyone tell me whats wrong with this code? It is drawing a line but that line is not correct. Sometimes it is not drawing anything.
Algorithm: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bresenham%27s_line_algorithm#Optimization Thanks in advance. Klavs Prieditis. Code: proc dbg_draw_line x0:WORD, y0:WORD, x1:WORD, y1:WORD, color:DWORD locals steep db 0 ; true deltax dw ? deltay dw ? error dw ? ystep dw ? y dw ? x dw ? tmp1 dw ? ; tmp2 dw ? div2 db 2 endl mov ax, [x1] ; ax = x1 sub ax, [x0] ; ax = x1x0 cmp ax, 0 ; if ax jae a1 ; >= 0 goto a1 neg ax ; else ax = ax a1: mov [tmp1], ax ; tmp1 = x1x0 mov ax, [y1] ; ax = y1 sub ax, [y0] ; ax = y1y0 cmp ax, 0 ; if ax jae a2 ; >= 0 goto a2 neg ax ; else ax = ax a2: cmp ax, [tmp1] ; if y1y0 jae true ; >= x1x0 goto true mov [steep], 1 ; else steep = false true: cmp [steep], 1 ; if steep je l1 ; == false goto l1 mov ax, [x0] ; ax = x0 xchg ax, [y0] ; y0 = x0; ax = y0 mov [x0], ax ; x0 = ax mov ax, [x1] ; ax = x1 xchg ax, [y1] ; y1 = x1; ax = y1 mov [x1], ax ; x1 = y1 l1: mov ax, [x1] ; ax = x1 cmp [x0], ax ; if x0 jbe l2 ; <= x1 goto l2 ;mov ax, [x0] ;xcng ax, [x1] ;mov [x0], ax ;swap xchg ax, [x0] ; x0 = x1; ax = x0 mov [x1], ax ; x1 = x0 mov ax, [y0] ; ax = y0 xchg ax, [y1] ; y1 = y0; ax = y1 mov [y0], ax ; y0 = y1 l2: mov ax, [y1] ; ax = y1 sub ax, [y0] ; ax = y1y0 cmp ax, 0 ; if ax jae a3 ; >= 0 goto a3 neg ax ; else ax = ax a3: mov [deltay], ax ; deltay = abs(y1y0) mov ax, [x1] ; ax = x1 sub ax, [x0] ; ax = x1x0 mov [deltax], ax ; deltax = x1x0 ;mov ax, [deltax] div byte [div2] ; ax = deltax/2 ;and ax, 0x00FF mov byte [error], al ; error = deltax/2 push [y0] ; stack = y0 pop [y] ; y = y0 mov ax, [y0] ; ax = y0 cmp ax, [y1] ; if y0 jae l3 ; >= y1 goto l3 mov [ystep], 1 ; else ystep = 1 jmp l4 ; goto l4 l3: mov [ystep], 1 ; ystep = 1 l4: push [x0] ; stack = x0 pop [x] ; x = x0 l5: cmp [steep], 1 ; if steep je l6 ; == false goto l6 stdcall dbg_put_pixel, dword[y], dword[x], [color] ; else plot(y,x) jmp l7 ; goto l7 l6: stdcall dbg_put_pixel, dword[x], dword[y], [color] ; plot (x,y) l7: mov ax, [error] ; ax = error sub ax, [deltay] ; ax = error  deltay mov [error], ax ; error = error  deltay cmp ax, 0 ; if error jae l8 ; >= 0 goto l8 mov ax, [ystep] ; ax = ystep add [y], ax ; y = y + ystep mov ax, [deltax] ; ax = deltax add [error], ax ; ax = deltax+error l8: mov ax, [x] ; ax = x cmp ax, [x1] ; if x inc [x] ; /x++ jb l5 ; < x1 goto l5 ret endp 

22 Aug 2010, 16:39 

luke77
;2002 AK
; line.asm Draw a line using Bresenham's algorithmn ; ; .model small .stack 200h ; 512 byte stack .data vid_mode db 0 start_x dw 0 end_x dw 319 start_y dw 0 end_y dw 199 color db 2 diagonal_y_increment dw ? diagonal_x_increment dw ? short_distance dw ? straight_x_increment dw ? straight_y_increment dw ? straight_count dw ? diagonal_count dw ? prescence db ' èé ' .code start: mov ax,@data mov ds,ax mov ah,0fh ; determine current video mode int 10h mov vid_mode,al ; move mode value into buffer ;set screen mode mov ah,0 mov al,4 ; orig. value = 4 int 10h mov cx,1 mov dx,1 mov di,end_y sub di,start_y jge keep_y neg dx neg di keep_y: mov diagonal_y_increment,dx mov si,end_x sub si,start_x jge keep_x neg cx neg si keep_x: mov diagonal_y_increment,cx cmp si,di jge horz_seg mov cx,0 xchg si,di jmp save_values horz_seg: mov dx,0 save_values: mov short_distance,di mov straight_x_increment,cx mov straight_y_increment,dx mov ax,short_distance shl ax,1 mov straight_count,ax sub ax,si mov bx,ax sub ax,si mov diagonal_count,ax mov cx,start_x mov dx,start_y inc si mov al,color mainloop: dec si jz line_finished mov ah,12 int 10h cmp bx,0 jge diagonal_line add cx,straight_x_increment add dx,straight_y_increment add bx,straight_count jmp mainloop diagonal_line: add cx,diagonal_x_increment add dx,diagonal_y_increment add bx,diagonal_count jmp mainloop line_finished: mov ah,0 ; function no. for read int 1ah ; get the time of day count add dx,36 ; add « second(9) delay to low word mov bx,dx ; store end of delay value in bx repeat: int 1ah cmp dx,bx jne repeat mov ah,0 ; restore original video mode mov al,vid_mode ; int 10h exit: mov ax,4c00h int 21h end start Code: 

22 Aug 2010, 20:16 

Treant
My version:
Code: ;all 8 registers saved ; print point with certain color on screen ; in a stack: ; sp ; sp+4  x1 ; sp+8  y1 ; sp+12 x2 ; sp+16 y2 ; sp+20 32bit ARGB color line: pusha add esp, 00000020h ; 8 registers 8*4=32=20h bytes pop ebp ; return point pop eax ; x1 pop ebx ; y1 pop esi ; x2 pop edi ; y2 pop [color] ; color sub esp, 00000038h ; 8 registes + 5 function parametres + return point = 8*4+5*4+4=56=38h bytes ; clear error mov [error], 00000000h ; calculate line's width and height ; dxx=x1x2 mov ecx, eax sub ecx, esi ; ecx = x1x2 ; in ecx number without sign mov edx, ecx ; save ecx in edx neg ecx ; invert number sign cmovl ecx, edx ; if ecx<edx then place edx in ecx mov [dxx], ecx ; save x1x2 in [dxx] ; dyy=y1y2 mov ecx, ebx sub ecx, edi ; ecx = y1y2 ; in ecx number without sign mov edx, ecx ; save ecx in edx neg ecx ; invert number sign cmovl ecx, edx ; if ecx<edx then place edx in ecx mov [dyy], ecx ; save y1y2 in [dyy] ; select painting direction cmp [dxx], ecx ; x1x2?y1y2 jge h_line ; if x1x2>=y1y2 jmp v_line ; if y1y2>x1x2 h_line: ; begin paint ; painting always from left to right cmp eax, esi jg swap_h; if x1>x2 then interchange x and y coordinates jmp start_paint_h swap_h: ; x=y y=x xchg eax, esi xchg ebx, edi start_paint_h: mov ecx, [dxx] ; ecx=x1x2 mov [y], ebx ; y=y0 mov [x], eax ; x=x0 ; start pixel push [color] ; color push [y] ;y push [x] ;x call put_pixel loop_paint_h: inc [x] push [color] ; color push [y] ;y push [x] ;x call put_pixel mov edx, [dyy] add edx, [error] ; error=error+dyy mov [error], edx imul edx, 00000002h ; edx=error*2 cmp edx, [dxx] ; if [error]*2>=[dxx] jge inc_y jmp next_step_h inc_y: inc [y] mov edx, [error] sub edx, [dxx] mov [error], edx ; [error]=[error][dxx] next_step_h: loop loop_paint_h ; print next point jmp exit_line v_line: ; begin paint ; painting always from left to right cmp ebx, edi jg swap_v; if y1>y2 then interchange x and y coordinates jmp start_paint_v swap_v: ; x=y y=x xchg eax, esi xchg ebx, edi start_paint_v: mov ecx, [dyy] ; ecx=y1y2 mov [y], ebx ; y=y0 mov [x], eax ; x=x0 ; start pixel push [color] ; color push [y] ;y push [x] ;x call put_pixel loop_paint_v: inc [y] push [color] ; color push [y] ;y push [x] ;x call put_pixel mov edx, [dxx] add edx, [error] ; error=error+dxx mov [error], edx imul edx, 00000002h ; edx=error*2 cmp edx, [dyy] ; if [error]*2>=[dxx] jge inc_x jmp next_step_v inc_x: inc [x] mov edx, [error] sub edx, [dyy] mov [error], edx ; [error]=[error][dxx] next_step_v: loop loop_paint_v ; print next point exit_line: popa retn 14h error dd 0 dxx dd 0 dyy dd 0 x dd 0 y dd 0 color dd 0 

23 Aug 2010, 04:00 

Madis731
@klavs.pr you probably have a flag set in reverse somewhere. That is the most common error with Bresenham's.
First try changing all your above/below flags to greater/less because you're dealing with signed numbers. Your abs() function would start working then. Line 117 is correct (jb l5 ;< x1 goto l5)  don't change that Code: ;@Line 33  change jae true ; >= x1x0 goto true ;to jg true ; > x1x0 goto true (like in the Csource on wiki) ;@Line 77  optimization div byte [div2] ; ax = deltax/2 ;to shr ax,1 ; ax = deltax/2 ;@Line 79  optimization mov byte [error], al ; error = deltax/2 ;to mov [error], ax ; error = deltax/2 after some more optimizations you should get: Code: proc dbg_draw_line x0:WORD, y0:WORD, x1:WORD, y1:WORD, color:DWORD locals steep db 0 ; true deltax dw ? deltay dw ? error dw ? ystep dw ? y dw ? x dw ? tmp1 dw ? ; tmp2 dw ? ; div2 db 2  you don't need slow division to divide by 2 endl mov ax, [x1] ; ax = x1 sub ax, [x0] ; ax = x1x0 cmp ax, 0 ; if ax jge a1 ; >= 0 goto a1 neg ax ; else ax = ax a1: mov [tmp1], ax ; tmp1 = x1x0 mov ax, [y1] ; ax = y1 sub ax, [y0] ; ax = y1y0 cmp ax, 0 ; if ax jge a2 ; >= 0 goto a2 neg ax ; else ax = ax a2: cmp ax, [tmp1] ; if y1y0 jg true ; >= x1x0 goto true mov [steep], 1 ; else steep = false true: cmp [steep], 1 ; if steep je l1 ; == false goto l1 mov ax, [x0] ; ax = x0 xchg ax, [y0] ; y0 = x0; ax = y0 mov [x0], ax ; x0 = ax mov ax, [x1] ; ax = x1 xchg ax, [y1] ; y1 = x1; ax = y1 mov [x1], ax ; x1 = y1 l1: mov ax, [x1] ; ax = x1 cmp [x0], ax ; if x0 jle l2 ; <= x1 goto l2 ;mov ax, [x0] ;xcng ax, [x1] ;mov [x0], ax ;swap xchg ax, [x0] ; x0 = x1; ax = x0 mov [x1], ax ; x1 = x0 mov ax, [y0] ; ax = y0 xchg ax, [y1] ; y1 = y0; ax = y1 mov [y0], ax ; y0 = y1 l2: mov ax, [y1] ; ax = y1 sub ax, [y0] ; ax = y1y0 cmp ax, 0 ; if ax jge a3 ; >= 0 goto a3 neg ax ; else ax = ax a3: mov [deltay], ax ; deltay = abs(y1y0) mov ax, [x1] ; ax = x1 sub ax, [x0] ; ax = x1x0 mov [deltax], ax ; deltax = x1x0 ;mov ax, [deltax] shr ax,1 ; ax = deltax/2 ;and ax, 0x00FF mov [error],ax ; error = deltax/2 push [y0] ; stack = y0 pop [y] ; y = y0 mov ax, [y0] ; ax = y0 cmp ax, [y1] ; if y0 jge l3 ; >= y1 goto l3 mov [ystep], 1 ; else ystep = 1 jmp l4 ; goto l4 l3: mov [ystep], 1 ; ystep = 1 l4: push [x0] ; stack = x0 pop [x] ; x = x0 l5: cmp [steep], 1 ; if steep je l6 ; == false goto l6 stdcall dbg_put_pixel, dword[y], dword[x], [color] ; else plot(y,x) jmp l7 ; goto l7 l6: stdcall dbg_put_pixel, dword[x], dword[y], [color] ; plot (x,y) l7: mov ax, [error] ; ax = error sub ax, [deltay] ; ax = error  deltay mov [error], ax ; error = error  deltay cmp ax, 0 ; if error jge l8 ; >= 0 goto l8 mov ax, [ystep] ; ax = ystep add [y], ax ; y = y + ystep mov ax, [deltax] ; ax = deltax add [error], ax ; ax = deltax+error l8: mov ax, [x] ; ax = x cmp ax, [x1] ; if x inc [x] ; /x++ jb l5 ; < x1 goto l5 ret endp I love how you only used 1 register 

23 Aug 2010, 19:25 

klavs.pr
Thanks Madis731! Now it is finally working.
About that one register  I do not know where have I read it, but one wise man has said: first make your program work, than make it work fast. Now that my program is working, I will try to make it run faster. 

24 Aug 2010, 20:49 

bitshifter
I made this DDA line algorithm in C/C++ a while back.
My goal was to do as little calculations as possible. Note that i traded size for speed in this way. Code: /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// // Renders a line from point a to point b. // The pixel at point b is rendered. // No clipping is performed. // // 315 0 45 // \  / // \ 8  1 / // \  / // \  / // \  / // 7 \  / 2 // \/ // 270 (*) 90 // /\ // 6 /  \ 3 // /  \ // /  \ // /  \ // / 5  4 \ // /  \ // 225 180 135 // // NOTE: All rendering loops were adjust as to always increment the minor value. // This is required for float to integer conversions to be straightforward. // /////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////// #define TRACE_SECTOR(n) printf("TRACE: SECTOR(%i)\n",(n)) void DrawLine( long x1, long y1, long x2, long y2, long color) { // if going right > possible sectors are [1,2,3,4] if(x1 < x2) { long dx = x2  x1; // if going down > possible sectors are [3,4] if(y1 < y2) { long dy = y2  y1; // if more vert (SECTOR 4) if(dx < dy) { TRACE_SECTOR(4); float m = float(dx) / float(dy); float x = float(x1); for(long y = y1; y <= y2; y++) { SetPixel(long(x),y,color); x += m; } } // else more horz (SECTOR 3) else { TRACE_SECTOR(3); float m = float(dy) / float(dx); float y = float(y1); for(long x = x1; x <= x2; x++) { SetPixel(x,long(y),color); y += m; } } } // else going up > possible sectors are [1,2] else { long dy = y1  y2; // if more vert (SECTOR 1) if(dx < dy) { TRACE_SECTOR(1); float m = float(dx) / float(dy); float x = float(x1); for(long y = y1; y >= y2; y) { SetPixel(long(x),y,color); x += m; } } // else more horz (SECTOR 2) else { TRACE_SECTOR(2); float m = float(dy) / float(dx); float y = float(y2); for(long x = x2; x >= x1; x) { SetPixel(x,long(y),color); y += m; } } } } // else going left > possible sectors are [5,6,7,8] else { long dx = x1  x2; // if going down > possible sectors are [5,6] if(y1 < y2) { long dy = y2  y1; // if more vert (SECTOR 5) if(dx < dy) { TRACE_SECTOR(5); float m = float(dx) / float(dy); float x = float(x2); for(long y = y2; y >= y1; y) { SetPixel(long(x),y,color); x += m; } } // else more horz (SECTOR 6) else { TRACE_SECTOR(6); float m = float(dy) / float(dx); float y = float(y1); for(long x = x1; x >= x2; x) { SetPixel(x,long(y),color); y += m; } } } // else going up > possible sectors are [7,8] else { long dy = y1  y2; // if more vert (SECTOR 8) if(dx < dy) { TRACE_SECTOR(8); float m = float(dx) / float(dy); float x = float(x2); for(long y = y2; y <= y1; y++) { SetPixel(long(x),y,color); x += m; } } // else more horz (SECTOR 7) else { TRACE_SECTOR(7); float m = (float)dy / (float)dx; float y = (float)y2; for(long x = x2; x <= x1; x++) { SetPixel(x,long(y),color); y += m; } } } } } I think its pretty fast. The slowest part is converting float into integer into float. By dissasembling HLL compiler output you will see why. Maybe to have your own little routine for this conversion... Code: float_into_long: fld dword[fvalue] fistp dword[ivalue] I think a good mixture of GPR and FPU would be fastest. Any comments or constructive criticism is greatly appreciated... 

04 Sep 2010, 03:37 

bitRAKE
The optimal inner loop is:
Code: inc .x stc adc .y_low,.slope_frac adc .y,0 SetPixel .x,.y,.color Chapter 35, Michael Abrash's classic Graphics Programming Black Book http://www.gamedev.net/reference/articles/article1698.asp http://www.edepot.com/algorithm.html 

04 Sep 2010, 05:20 

bitshifter
Ahh, the Black Book
In chapter 37 we have run slice length lines... Very efficient at drawing long'ish lines. So i ported some code from the book to FASM... It runs in .COM enviroment where INT 20h is recognized. It also uses some BIOS keyboard and video interrupts. I tested on WinXP but i think it will run on anything earlier. Also there are ways to optimize (see chapter 37 for details) Code: SCREEN_WIDTH equ 320 SCREEN_SEGMENT equ 0a000h org 0100h use16 mov ax,13h int 10h mov cx,0ffh loop $ cld ;left border push 04h ;color push 199 ;y2 push 0 ;x2 push 0 ;y1 push 0 ;x1 call vga_320x200_line ;right border push 05h ;color push 199 ;y2 push 319 ;x2 push 0 ;y1 push 319 ;x1 call vga_320x200_line ;top border push 06h ;color push 0 ;y2 push 319 ;x2 push 0 ;y1 push 0 ;x1 call vga_320x200_line ;bottom border push 07h ;color push 199 ;y2 push 319 ;x2 push 199 ;y1 push 0 ;x1 call vga_320x200_line mov ah,00h int 16h mov ax,03h int 10h mov cx,0ffh loop $ mov ax,0 int 20h jmp $ ;============================================================================ ; void near stdcall ; vga_320x200_line( ; unsigned short XStart, ; unsigned short YStart, ; unsigned short XEnd, ; unsigned short YEnd, ; unsigned short Color) ; ; Draws a colored line between the specified endpoints. ;============================================================================ vga_320x200_line: push bp ;preserve caller's stack frame mov bp,sp ;point to our stack frame ; Proc parameters. label .XStart word at bp+4 ;X start coordinate of line label .YStart word at bp+6 ;Y start coordinate of line label .XEnd word at bp+8 ;X end coordinate of line label .YEnd word at bp+10 ;Y end coordinate of line label .Color byte at bp+12 ;color in which to draw line sub sp,8 ; Allocate space for local variables. ; Local variables. label .AdjUp word at bp2 ;error term adjust up on each advance label .AdjDown word at bp4 ;error term adjust down when error term turns over label .WholeStep word at bp6 ;minimum run length label .XAdvance word at bp8 ;1 or 1, for direction in which X advances push si ;preserve C register variables push di push ds ;preserve caller's DS ; We'll draw top to bottom, to reduce the number of cases we have to handle, ; and to make lines between the same endpoints always draw the same pixels. mov ax,[.YStart] cmp ax,[.YEnd] jle .LineIsTopToBottom ; Swap endpoints. xchg [.YEnd],ax mov [.YStart],ax mov bx,[.XStart] xchg [.XEnd],bx mov [.XStart],bx .LineIsTopToBottom: ; Point DI to the first pixel to draw. mov dx,SCREEN_WIDTH mul dx ;YStart * SCREEN_WIDTH mov si,[.XStart] mov di,si add di,ax ;DI = YStart * SCREEN_WIDTH + XStart ; = offset of initial pixel ; Figure out how far we're going vertically (guaranteed to be positive). mov cx,[.YEnd] sub cx,[.YStart] ;CX = YDelta ; Figure out whether we're going left or right, and how far we're going ; horizontally. In the process, specialcase vertical lines, for speed and ; to avoid nasty boundary conditions and division by 0. mov dx,[.XEnd] sub dx,si ;XDelta jnz .NotVerticalLine ;XDelta == 0 means vertical line ; Specialcase code for vertical lines. mov ax,SCREEN_SEGMENT mov ds,ax ;point DS:DI to the first byte to draw mov al,[.Color] .VerticalLineLoop: mov [di],al add di,SCREEN_WIDTH dec cx jns .VerticalLineLoop jmp .Done ; Specialcase code for horizontal lines. align 2 .IsHorizontalLine: mov ax,SCREEN_SEGMENT mov es,ax ;point ES:DI to the first byte to draw mov al,[.Color] mov ah,al ;duplicate in high byte for word access and bx,bx ;left to right? jns .DirSet ;yes sub di,dx ;currently right to left, point to left end so we ; can go left to right (avoids unpleasantness with ; right to left REP STOSW) .DirSet: mov cx,dx inc cx ;# of pixels to draw shr cx,1 ;# of words to draw rep stosw ;do as many words as possible adc cx,cx rep stosb ;do the odd byte, if there is one jmp .Done ; Specialcase code for diagonal lines. align 2 .IsDiagonalLine: mov ax,SCREEN_SEGMENT mov ds,ax ;point DS:DI to the first byte to draw mov al,[.Color] add bx,SCREEN_WIDTH ;advance distance from one pixel to next .DLoop: mov [di],al add di,bx dec cx jns .DLoop jmp .Done align 2 .NotVerticalLine: mov bx,1 ;assume left to right, so XAdvance = 1 ;***leaves flags unchanged*** jns .LeftToRight ;left to right, all set neg bx ;right to left, so XAdvance = 1 neg dx ;XDelta .LeftToRight: ; Specialcase horizontal lines. and cx,cx ;YDelta == 0? jz .IsHorizontalLine ;yes ; Specialcase diagonal lines. cmp cx,dx ;YDelta == XDelta? jz .IsDiagonalLine ;yes ; Determine whether the line is X or Y major, and handle accordingly. cmp dx,cx jae .XMajor jmp .YMajor ; Xmajor (more horizontal than vertical) line. align 2 .XMajor: mov ax,SCREEN_SEGMENT mov es,ax ;point ES:DI to the first byte to draw and bx,bx ;left to right? jns .DFSet ;yes, CLD is already set std ;right to left, so draw backwards .DFSet: mov ax,dx ;XDelta sub dx,dx ;prepare for division div cx ;AX = XDelta/YDelta ; (minimum # of pixels in a run in this line) ;DX = XDelta % YDelta mov bx,dx ;error term adjust each time Y steps by 1; add bx,bx ; used to tell when one extra pixel should be mov [.AdjUp],bx ; drawn as part of a run, to account for ; fractional steps along the X axis per ; 1pixel steps along Y mov si,cx ;error term adjust when the error term turns add si,si ; over, used to factor out the X step made at mov [.AdjDown],si ; that time ; Initial error term; reflects an initial step of 0.5 along the Y axis. sub dx,si ;(XDelta % YDelta)  (YDelta * 2) ;DX = initial error term ; The initial and last runs are partial, because Y advances only 0.5 for ; these runs, rather than 1. Divide one full run, plus the initial pixel, ; between the initial and last runs. mov si,cx ;SI = YDelta mov cx,ax ;whole step (minimum run length) shr cx,1 inc cx ;initial pixel count = (whole step / 2) + 1; ; (may be adjusted later). This is also the ; final run pixel count push cx ;remember final run pixel count for later ; If the basic run length is even and there's no fractional advance, we have ; one pixel that could go to either the initial or last partial run, which ; we'll arbitrarily allocate to the last run. ; If there is an odd number of pixels per run, we have one pixel that can't ; be allocated to either the initial or last partial run, so we'll add 0.5 to ; the error term so this pixel will be handled by the normal fullrun loop. add dx,si ;assume odd length, add YDelta to error term ; (add 0.5 of a pixel to the error term) test al,1 ;is run length even? jnz .XMajorAdjustDone ;no, already did work for odd case, all set sub dx,si ;length is even, undo odd stuff we just did and bx,bx ;is the adjust up equal to 0? jnz .XMajorAdjustDone ;no (don't need to check for odd length, ; because of the above test) dec cx ;both conditions met; make initial run 1 ; shorter .XMajorAdjustDone: mov [.WholeStep],ax ;whole step (minimum run length) mov al,[.Color] ;AL = drawing color ; Draw the first, partial run of pixels. rep stosb ;draw the final run add di,SCREEN_WIDTH ;advance along the minor axis (Y) ; Draw all full runs. cmp si,1 ;are there more than 2 scans, so there are ; some full runs? (SI = # scans  1) jna .XMajorDrawLast ;no, no full runs dec dx ;adjust error term by 1 so we can use ; carry test shr si,1 ;convert from scan to scanpair count jnc .XMajorFullRunsOddEntry ;if there is an odd number of scans, ; do the odd scan now .XMajorFullRunsLoop: mov cx,[.WholeStep] ;run is at least this long add dx,bx ;advance the error term and add an extra jnc .XMajorNoExtra ; pixel if the error term so indicates inc cx ;one extra pixel in run sub dx,[.AdjDown] ;reset the error term .XMajorNoExtra: rep stosb ;draw this scan line's run add di,SCREEN_WIDTH ;advance along the minor axis (Y) .XMajorFullRunsOddEntry: ;enter loop here if there is an odd number ; of full runs mov cx,[.WholeStep] ;run is at least this long add dx,bx ;advance the error term and add an extra jnc .XMajorNoExtra2 ; pixel if the error term so indicates inc cx ;one extra pixel in run sub dx,[.AdjDown] ;reset the error term .XMajorNoExtra2: rep stosb ;draw this scan line's run add di,SCREEN_WIDTH ;advance along the minor axis (Y) dec si jnz .XMajorFullRunsLoop ; Draw the final run of pixels. .XMajorDrawLast: pop cx ;get back the final run pixel length rep stosb ;draw the final run cld ;restore normal direction flag jmp .Done ; Ymajor (more vertical than horizontal) line. align 2 .YMajor: mov [.XAdvance],bx ;remember which way X advances mov ax,SCREEN_SEGMENT mov ds,ax ;point DS:DI to the first byte to draw mov ax,cx ;YDelta mov cx,dx ;XDelta sub dx,dx ;prepare for division div cx ;AX = YDelta/XDelta ; (minimum # of pixels in a run in this line) ;DX = YDelta % XDelta mov bx,dx ;error term adjust each time X steps by 1; add bx,bx ; used to tell when one extra pixel should be mov [.AdjUp],bx ; drawn as part of a run, to account for ; fractional steps along the Y axis per ; 1pixel steps along X mov si,cx ;error term adjust when the error term turns add si,si ; over, used to factor out the Y step made at mov [.AdjDown],si ; that time ; Initial error term; reflects an initial step of 0.5 along the X axis. sub dx,si ;(YDelta % XDelta)  (XDelta * 2) ;DX = initial error term ; The initial and last runs are partial, because X advances only 0.5 for ; these runs, rather than 1. Divide one full run, plus the initial pixel, ; between the initial and last runs. mov si,cx ;SI = XDelta mov cx,ax ;whole step (minimum run length) shr cx,1 inc cx ;initial pixel count = (whole step / 2) + 1; ; (may be adjusted later) push cx ;remember final run pixel count for later ; If the basic run length is even and there's no fractional advance, we have ; one pixel that could go to either the initial or last partial run, which ; we'll arbitrarily allocate to the last run. ; If there is an odd number of pixels per run, we have one pixel that can't ; be allocated to either the initial or last partial run, so we'll add 0.5 to ; the error term so this pixel will be handled by the normal fullrun loop. add dx,si ;assume odd length, add XDelta to error term test al,1 ;is run length even? jnz .YMajorAdjustDone ;no, already did work for odd case, all set sub dx,si ;length is even, undo odd stuff we just did and bx,bx ;is the adjust up equal to 0? jnz .YMajorAdjustDone ;no (don't need to check for odd length, ; because of the above test) dec cx ;both conditions met; make initial run 1 ; shorter .YMajorAdjustDone: mov [.WholeStep],ax ;whole step (minimum run length) mov al,[.Color] ;AL = drawing color mov bx,[.XAdvance] ;which way X advances ; Draw the first, partial run of pixels. .YMajorFirstLoop: mov [di],al ;draw the pixel add di,SCREEN_WIDTH ;advance along the major axis (Y) dec cx jnz .YMajorFirstLoop add di,bx ;advance along the minor axis (X) ; Draw all full runs. cmp si,1 ;# of full runs. Are there more than 2 ; columns, so there are some full runs? ; (SI = # columns  1) jna .YMajorDrawLast ;no, no full runs dec dx ;adjust error term by 1 so we can use ; carry test shr si,1 ;convert from column to columnpair count jnc .YMajorFullRunsOddEntry ;if there is an odd number of ; columns, do the odd column now .YMajorFullRunsLoop: mov cx,[.WholeStep] ;run is at least this long add dx,[.AdjUp] ;advance the error term and add an extra jnc .YMajorNoExtra ; pixel if the error term so indicates inc cx ;one extra pixel in run sub dx,[.AdjDown] ;reset the error term .YMajorNoExtra: ;draw the run .YMajorRunLoop: mov [di],al ;draw the pixel add di,SCREEN_WIDTH ;advance along the major axis (Y) dec cx jnz .YMajorRunLoop add di,bx ;advance along the minor axis (X) .YMajorFullRunsOddEntry: ;enter loop here if there is an odd number ; of full runs mov cx,[.WholeStep] ;run is at least this long add dx,[.AdjUp] ;advance the error term and add an extra jnc .YMajorNoExtra2 ; pixel if the error term so indicates inc cx ;one extra pixel in run sub dx,[.AdjDown] ;reset the error term .YMajorNoExtra2: ;draw the run .YMajorRunLoop2: mov [di],al ;draw the pixel add di,SCREEN_WIDTH ;advance along the major axis (Y) dec cx jnz .YMajorRunLoop2 add di,bx ;advance along the minor axis (X) dec si jnz .YMajorFullRunsLoop ; Draw the final run of pixels. .YMajorDrawLast: pop cx ;get back the final run pixel length .YMajorLastLoop: mov [di],al ;draw the pixel add di,SCREEN_WIDTH ;advance along the major axis (Y) dec cx jnz .YMajorLastLoop .Done: pop ds ;restore caller's DS pop di pop si ;restore C register variables mov sp,bp ;deallocate local variables pop bp ;restore caller's stack frame retn 2*5 _________________ Coding a 3D game engine with fasm is like trying to eat an elephant, you just have to keep focused and take it one 'byte' at a time. 

07 Sep 2010, 00:26 

bitRAKE
PoHan Lin claims his algorithm is the fastest due to no branching. (The inner loop I posted above is for his type of algorithm.) In general I would have to agree, but nowaday displays are high resolution or we also want antialiasing. Seriously doubt he was the first to concoct the method in 2005.


07 Sep 2010, 07:04 

Madis731
I take it with skepticism: "Pentium III 450Mhz, Visual C++ 6.0"
Pentium III was fast, but with the emergence of Core 2 class CPUs, many things have changed. branch predition is better branch target buffer entries have quadrupled since then micro/macroop fusion (especially with jumps) PIII had a misprediction penalty of 1020 clocks. While with P4 they made it worse  24+  they got back to 15 with Core 2. IMUL latency has come down from 4 to 3. BUT... I will bite and try it sometimes. Maybe my 64bit Bresenham implementation doesn't beat EFLA. UPDATE: I'm starting to get interested: http://www.simppa.fi/blog/extremelyfastlinealgorithmas3optimized/ http://jacksondunstan.com/articles/506 hmm.. UPDATE2: Is it okay if I used this trick instead: Code: mov [shortLen],r9d ;int shortLen=y2y; sub [shortLen],edx sbb eax,eax mov [longLen],r8d ;int longLen=x2x; sub [longLen],ecx sbb ebx,ebx xor eax,[shortLen] ;if (abs(shortLen)>abs(longLen)) { xor ebx,[longLen] cmp eax,ebx jle @f ;{ ... } @@: 

07 Sep 2010, 08:17 

bitshifter
EFLA doesnt look so fast to me...
It uses 2 abs calls and does some swapping. It shouldnt be very hard for my optimizing friend Madis to kill it. *ramble* Sad news, my Pentium 4 has died a slow death. It took my Agner Fog PMC port along with it. I wont be timing much code for a while... 

08 Sep 2010, 05:36 

Madis731
On topic:
I cannot get rid of the division. And its killing the performance on every line shorter than 100px. DIV only takes 4 clocks, but the results lag 1423 clocks. By that time Bresenham's would have had drawn at least 14 pixels...by WHICH time Intel's branch prediction would have predicted the sequence of jumpno jump. I think it will be faster with highlevel code, where abs(), putpixel() and xchg() take up so much time that you don't notice one DIV there {and I'm only being sarcastic} Off topic: @bitshifter: I guess you need to look on the bright side and realize that your next CPU will be at least of class Core i3 (~$115). I guess P4 did cost you much more and the performance was soso. SSE4.1: ROUNDxx, DPPx for 3D calculations, BLEND, PTEST for bitwizardry SSE4.2: PCMPxSTRx, CRC32, POPCNT etc. http://ark.intel.com/Product.aspx?id=48140 

08 Sep 2010, 06:25 

edfed
when using a putpixel sub for th line algo, there is a singular trick...
X and Y are incremented (decremented) by 1 or 0. of course it is faster to put the pixel in the loop, then, increment Y by BPSL (Bytes Per Scan Line), and X by BPP (Byte Per Pixel). the annoying poin is that X86 don't have 2bits micro registers, able to contain a signed value between 1 and 1. then, just to have the Xincrement and Yincrement, you should use an entire registers (16, 32 or 64 bits) just to increment or decrement. i have counted the number of datas needed for a line computation with besenham algo: Line max lengh Accumulator for iterative division. X current Y current Delta Min Delta Max X increment 1 (1, 0, 1) Y increment 1 (//) X increment 2 (//) Y increment 2 (//) Color (or value) in total, 11 registers are needed to compute the dots. X (or X1) Y (or Y1) Xlengh (or X2) Ylengh (or Y2) Color (or value) and 5 registers to pass parameters to line function. when using putpixel for the line, you can easyly use the same algo to interpolate datas in an array. for example, create an audio ramp between two samples. or whatever application you want. because a line is not always a geometric thing. for those who don't understand how works the besenham algo: delta min and delta max are picked from Xlengh and Ylengh Xlengh and Ylengh are picked from X1X2 and Y1Y2. encode the line parameters with X,Y,XL,YL is faster because we don't need to compute X1X2 and Y1Y2. ones we know XL and YL, we need to set the Xincrements and Yincrements to 1. the test for sign of XL and YL will give the sign to Xinc and Yinc, followed by abs(Xl) and abs(Yl). compare abs(XL) and abs(YL) will give deltamin and deltamax. and will set the Xinc1 & 2, and Yinc1 & 2 to 0 or 1. ones we have deltas and incs sets, we can compute the line. set line max lengh to delta max. set accumulator to deltamax/2 set Xcurrent to X (or X1) set Ycurrent to Y (or Y1) enter the main loop: decrement line max lengh if negative, then end plot a dot using Xcurrent and Ycurrent Xcurrent + Xinc1 Ycurrent + Yinc1 accumulator + delta min compare accumulator with deltamax if lower, then, main loop secondary loop: Xcurrent + Xinc2 Ycurrent + Yinc2 accumulator  deltamax main loop. end: ret that's maybe why it can be good to decompose the algo in 8 cadrans. then, it will avoid the need of Xinc1 & 2, and Yinc1 & 2. 

09 Sep 2010, 09:19 

Madis731
I put the EFLA topic in another thread:
http://board.flatassembler.net/topic.php?p=118753 

09 Sep 2010, 12:47 

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