Accession Number:

ADA073424

Title:

SURFED - An Interactive Editor for Free-Form Surfaces,

Descriptive Note:

Corporate Author:

UTAH UNIV SALT LAKE CITY DEPT OF COMPUTER SCIENCE

Report Date:

1978-03-01

Pagination or Media Count:

21.0

Abstract:

An editor is described for creating and modifying free-form surfaces. a Modular system was developed in order to provide the researchers with a facility for communicating design ideas and new mathematical forms through an interactive graphical interface to a computer-based model. To achieve this it was necessary to invent a new graphical construct called a spider for inputting 3-dimensional parameters. This experimental system has the essential features of a large-scale implementation, with the capability of utilizing many new surface forms that have not yet been tried in actual applications. Author

Subject Categories:

  • Computer Hardware

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE