Accession Number:

ADP012035

Title:

N-SIDED Surfaces: a Survey

Descriptive Note:

Conference paper

Corporate Author:

SPATIAL TECHNOLOGY INC BOULDER CO

Personal Author(s):

Report Date:

2000-01-01

Pagination or Media Count:

9.0

Abstract:

The paper surveys techniques for filling in n-sided regions, where n 4. The two major classes of methods examined are 1 to fill in the hole with 4 andor 3 sided patches, and 2 to create a single surface. The multi-patch approaches differ in terms of the degree of the patches and the cross-patch continuity. The single surface approaches are either rational surfaces which can be expressed in terms of base points or non-rational, both cases having a number of variants.

Subject Categories:

  • Numerical Mathematics
  • Theoretical Mathematics

Distribution Statement:

APPROVED FOR PUBLIC RELEASE