# Primitives

In 2D computer graphics, primitives are

- points
- lines and line segments
- planes
- circles and ellipses
- triangles, 'quads' or arbitrary polygons
- spline curves

In 3D computer graphics, primitives are simple geometric shapes such as a

- cube
- cylinder
- sphere
- cone
- pyramid
- torus
- triangle / polygon mesh

They are the building blocks for many other shapes and forms.

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