Geometric Modeling With Splines

Author: ELAINE AUTOR COHEN
Publisher: A K Peters Ltd
ISBN: 1568811373
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Computers

Written by researchers who have helped found and shape the field, this book is a definitive introduction to geometric modeling. The authors present all of the necessary techniques for curve and surface representations in computer-aided modeling with a focus on how the techniques are used in design. They achieve a balance between mathematical rigor and broad applicability. Appropriate for readers with a moderate degree of mathematical maturity, this book is suitable as an undergraduate or graduate text, or particularly as a resource for self-study.

An Introduction to Splines for Use in Computer Graphics and Geometric Modeling

Author: Richard H. Bartels
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
ISBN: 1558604006
Release Date: 1987
Genre: Computers

As the field of computer graphics develops, techniques for modeling complex curves and surfaces are increasingly important. A major technique is the use of parametric splines in which a curve is defined by piecing together a succession of curve segments, and surfaces are defined by stitching together a mosaic of surface patches. An Introduction to Splines for Use in Computer Graphics and Geometric Modeling discusses the use of splines from the point of view of the computer scientist. Assuming only a background in beginning calculus, the authors present the material using many examples and illustrations with the goal of building the reader's intuition. Based on courses given at the University of California, Berkeley, and the University of Waterloo, as well as numerous ACM Siggraph tutorials, the book includes the most recent advances in computer-aided geometric modeling and design to make spline modeling techniques generally accessible to the computer graphics and geometric modeling communities.

Handbook of Computer Aided Geometric Design

Author: Gerald E. Farin
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9780444511041
Release Date: 2002
Genre: Computers

This book provides a comprehensive coverage of the fields Geometric Modeling, Computer-Aided Design, and Scientific Visualization, or Computer-Aided Geometric Design. Leading international experts have contributed, thus creating a one-of-a-kind collection of authoritative articles. There are chapters outlining basic theory in tutorial style, as well as application-oriented articles. Aspects which are covered include: Historical outline Curve and surface methods Scientific Visualization Implicit methods Reverse engineering. This book is meant to be a reference text for researchers in the field as well as an introduction to graduate students wishing to get some exposure to this subject.

Curves and Surfaces in Geometric Modeling

Author: Jean H. Gallier
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
ISBN: 1558605991
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Computers

"Curves and Surfaces in Geometric Modeling: Theory and Algorithms offers a theoretically unifying understanding of polynomial curves and surfaces as well as an effective approach to implementation that you can apply to your own work as a graduate student, scientist, or practitioner." "The focus here is on blossoming - the process of converting a polynomial to its polar form - as a natural, purely geometric explanation of the behavior of curves and surfaces. This insight is important for more than just its theoretical elegance - the author demonstrates the value of blossoming as a practical algorithmic tool for generating and manipulating curves and surfaces that meet many different criteria. You'll learn to use this and other related techniques drawn from affine geometry for computing and adjusting control points, deriving the continuity conditions for splines, creating subdivision surfaces, and more." "It will be an essential acquisition for readers in many different areas, including computer graphics and animation, robotics, virtual reality, geometric modeling and design, medical imaging, computer vision, and motion planning."--BOOK JACKET.Title Summary field provided by Blackwell North America, Inc. All Rights Reserved

An Integrated Introduction to Computer Graphics and Geometric Modeling

Author: Ronald Goldman
Publisher: CRC Press
ISBN: 9781439803356
Release Date: 2009-07-14
Genre: Computers

Taking a novel, more appealing approach than current texts, An Integrated Introduction to Computer Graphics and Geometric Modeling focuses on graphics, modeling, and mathematical methods, including ray tracing, polygon shading, radiosity, fractals, freeform curves and surfaces, vector methods, and transformation techniques. The author begins with fractals, rather than the typical line-drawing algorithms found in many standard texts. He also brings the turtle back from obscurity to introduce several major concepts in computer graphics. Supplying the mathematical foundations, the book covers linear algebra topics, such as vector geometry and algebra, affine and projective spaces, affine maps, projective transformations, matrices, and quaternions. The main graphics areas explored include reflection and refraction, recursive ray tracing, radiosity, illumination models, polygon shading, and hidden surface procedures. The book also discusses geometric modeling, including planes, polygons, spheres, quadrics, algebraic and parametric curves and surfaces, constructive solid geometry, boundary files, octrees, interpolation, approximation, Bezier and B-spline methods, fractal algorithms, and subdivision techniques. Making the material accessible and relevant for years to come, the text avoids descriptions of current graphics hardware and special programming languages. Instead, it presents graphics algorithms based on well-established physical models of light and cogent mathematical methods.

Computational Geometry

Author: Su Bu-qing
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9781483272283
Release Date: 2014-05-10
Genre: Mathematics

Computational Geometry: Curve and Surface Modeling provides information pertinent to the fundamental aspects of computational geometry. This book discusses the geometric properties of parametric polynomial curves by using the theory of affine invariants for algebraic curves. Organized into eight chapters, this book begins with an overview of the objects studies in computational geometry, namely surfaces and curves. This text then explores the developments in the theory and application of spline functions, which began with cubic spline functions. Other chapters consider the mechanical background of the cubic spline functions, which is the wooden spline with small deflection. This book discusses as well that in mathematical lofting the information of a geometric shape is given by a set of data points, while in geometric design other ways of representations are available. The final chapter deals with the concepts in the theory of algebraic curves. This book is a valuable resource for mathematicians.

Geometric Modeling

Author: Hans Hagen
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642764042
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Computers

This book is based on lectures presented at an international workshop on geometric modeling held at Hewlett Packard GmbH in Boblingen, FRG, in June 1990. International experts from academia and industry were selected to speak on the most interesting topics in geometric modeling. The resulting papers, published in this volume, give a state-of-the-art survey of the relevant problems and issues. The following topics are discussed: - Methods for constructing surfaces on surfaces: four different solutions to the multidimen sional problem of constructing an interpolant from surface data are provided. - Surfaces in solid modeling: current results on the implementation of free-fonn solids in three well established solid models are reviewed. - Box splines and applications: an introduction to box spline methods for the representation of surfaces is given. Basic properties of box splines are derived, and refinement and evaluation methods for box splines are presented in detail. Shape preserving properties, the construction of non-rectangular box spline surfaces, applications to surface modeling, and imbedding problems, are discussed. - Advanced computer graphics techniques for volume visualization: the steps to be executed in the visualization process of volume data are described and tools are discussed that assist in handling this data. - Rational B-splines: an introduction to the representation of curves and surfaces using rational B-splines is given, together with a critical evaluation of their potential for industrial application.

Approximation and Modeling with B Splines

Author: Klaus HoÓllig
Publisher: SIAM
ISBN: 9781611972948
Release Date: 2015-07-01
Genre: Mathematics

B-splines are fundamental to approximation and data fitting, geometric modeling, automated manufacturing, computer graphics, and numerical simulation. With an emphasis on key results and methods that are most widely used in practice, this textbook provides a unified introduction to the basic components of B-spline theory: approximation methods (mathematics), modeling techniques (engineering), and geometric algorithms (computer science). A supplemental Web site will provide a collection of problems, some with solutions, slides for use in lectures, and programs with demos.

An Introduction to NURBS

Author: David F. Rogers
Publisher: Morgan Kaufmann
ISBN: 1558606696
Release Date: 2001
Genre: Computers

NURBS (Non-uniform Rational B-Splines) are the computer graphics industry standard for curve and surface description. They are now incorporated into all standard computer-aided design and drafting programs (for instance, Autocad). They are also extensively used in all aspects of computer graphics including much of the modeling used for special effects in film and animation, consumer products, robot control, and automobile and aircraft design. So, the topic is particularly important at this time because NURBS are really at the peak of interest as applied to computer graphics and CAD of all kind.

Geometric Modeling

Author: Michael E. Mortenson
Publisher:
ISBN: UCSD:31822034403907
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Computers

Completely updated to include the most recent developments in the field, the third edition like the two previous editions, emphasizes clarity and thoroughness in the mathematical development of its subjects. It is written in a style that is free of jargon of special applications, while integrating the three important functions of geometric modeling: to represent elementary forms (curves, surfaces, and solids), to shape and assemble these into complex forms, and to determine geometric properties and relationships. With hundreds of illustrations, this unique book appeals to the readers visual and intuitive skills in a way that makes it easier to understand its more abstract concepts. Upper-division and graduate students, teachers, and professionals studying, teaching or practicing geometric modeling, 3D modeling, computational geometry, computer graphics applications, animation, CAD/CAM, and related subjects will find this to be a very valuable reference. Describes and compares all the important mathematical methods for modeling curves, surfaces, and solids. Prepares the reader for more advanced topics, such as 3D modeling, CAD/CAM, animation, and scientific visualization. Incorporates references throughout the text to direct the reader to more specialized treatments of the subjects. Carefully designed illustrations and exercises support each mathematical concept presented. Offers hundreds of exercises to test the readers comprehension.

The NURBS Book

Author: Les Piegl
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783642592232
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Computers

Until recently B-spline curves and surfaces (NURBS) were principally of interest to the computer aided design community, where they have become the standard for curve and surface description. Today we are seeing expanded use of NURBS in modeling objects for the visual arts, including the film and entertainment industries, art, and sculpture. NURBS are now also being used for modeling scenes for virtual reality applications. These applications are expected to increase. Consequently, it is quite appropriate for The.N'URBS Book to be part of the Monographs in Visual Communication Series. B-spline curves and surfaces have been an enduring element throughout my pro fessional life. The first edition of Mathematical Elements for Computer Graphics, published in 1972, was the first computer aided design/interactive computer graph ics textbook to contain material on B-splines. That material was obtained through the good graces of Bill Gordon and Louie Knapp while they were at Syracuse University. A paper of mine, presented during the Summer of 1977 at a Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers meeting on computer aided ship surface design, was arguably the first to examine the use of B-spline curves for ship design. For many, B-splines, rational B-splines, and NURBS have been a bit mysterious.

Curves and Surfaces for Computer Aided Geometric Design

Author: Gerald Farin
Publisher: Elsevier
ISBN: 9781483296999
Release Date: 2014-06-28
Genre: Computers

A leading expert in CAGD, Gerald Farin covers the representation, manipulation, and evaluation of geometric shapes in this the Third Edition of Curves and Surfaces for Computer Aided Geometric Design. The book offers an introduction to the field that emphasizes Bernstein-Bezier methods and presents subjects in an informal, readable style, making this an ideal text for an introductory course at the advanced undergraduate or graduate level. The Third Edition includes a new chapter on Topology, offers new exercises and sections within most chapters, combines the material on Geometric Continuity into one chapter, and updates existing materials and references. Implementation techniques are addressed for practitioners by the inclusion of new C programs for many of the fundamental algorithms. The C programs are available on a disk included with the text. System Requirements: IBM PC or compatibles, DOS version 2.0 or higher. Covers representation, manipulation, and evaluation of geometric shapes Emphasizes Bernstein-Bezier methods Written in an informal, easy-to-read style

B zier and B Spline Techniques

Author: Hartmut Prautzsch
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9783662049198
Release Date: 2013-04-17
Genre: Computers

This book provides a solid and uniform derivation of the various properties Bezier and B-spline representations have, and shows the beauty of the underlying rich mathematical structure. The book focuses on the core concepts of Computer Aided Geometric Design and provides a clear and illustrative presentation of the basic principles, as well as a treatment of advanced material including multivariate splines, some subdivision techniques and constructions of free form surfaces with arbitrary smoothness. The text is beautifully illustrated with many excellent figures to emphasize the geometric constructive approach of this book.

Curves and Surfaces for Computer Graphics

Author: David Salomon
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9780387284521
Release Date: 2007-03-20
Genre: Computers

Requires only a basic knowledge of mathematics and is geared toward the general educated specialists. Includes a gallery of color images and Mathematica code listings.

Computer Graphics and Geometric Modeling

Author: David Salomon
Publisher: Springer Science & Business Media
ISBN: 9781461215042
Release Date: 2012-12-06
Genre: Computers

A book for those interested in how modern graphics programs work and how they can generate realistic-looking objects. It emphasises the mathematics behind computer graphics, most of which is included in an appendix. The main topics covered are: scan conversion methods; selecting the best pixels for generating lines, circles and other objects; geometric transformations and projections; translations, rotations, moving in 3D, perspective projections, curves and surfaces; construction, wire-frames, rendering, normals; CRTs, antialiasing, animation, colour, perception, polygons, compression. With its numerous illustrative examples and exercises, the book is ideal for a two-semester course for advanced undergraduates or graduates, while also making a fine reference for professionals in the field.