### PICVIS

Finds the first unobscured FRAME picture in the graphics database

#### Description:

This application selects the first, i.e. oldest, unobstructed FRAME picture in the graphics database  for a graphics device. Unobstructed means that there is no younger picture overlying it either wholly or in part.

picvis [device]

#### Parameters:

The graphics workstation. [The current graphics device]

#### Examples:

picvis
This selects the first unobscured FRAME picture for the current graphics device.
picvis xwindows
This selects the first unobscured FRAME picture for the xwindows graphics device.

#### Notes:

• An error is returned if there is no unobscured FRAME picture, and the current picture remains unchanged.

• This routine cannot know whether or a picture has been cleared, and hence is safe to reuse, as such information is not stored in the graphics database.

#### Related Applications

KAPPA: PICEMPTY, PICENTIRE, PICGRID, PICLAST, PICLIST, PICSEL.

#### Timing

The execution time is approximately proportional to a linear combination of the number of pictures in the database before the unobstructed FRAME picture is found, and the square of the number of pictures in the database.