An interactive computer graphics approach to surface representation

  title={An interactive computer graphics approach to surface representation},
  author={Sheng-Chuan Wu and John F. Abel and Donald P. Greenberg},
  journal={Commun. ACM},
An interactive computer graphics method has been developed for the rapid generation of arbitrary shaped three-dimensional surfaces. The method is a synthesis of spline theory and algorithms, an interactive means for man-machine communication, and software for static or dynamic graphics display. The basic technique employed is a modified lofting method in which sectional curves are represented by uniform B-splines and the surface is interpolated between sections by Cardinal splines. Among the… CONTINUE READING