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Curvature and the fairness of curves and surfaces

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2 Author(s)
Farin, G. ; Dept. of Comput. Sci., Arizona State Univ., Tempe, AZ, USA ; Sapidis, N.

The use of curvature plots for the design of curves that have to meet aesthetic requirements is discussed. The aim is to emphasize the usefulness of curvature as a measure for curve fairness. A local method to optimize the curvature plot of a given cubic spline curve is presented. It automatically determines where the curve is to be faired and can be applied repeatedly. A straightforward generalization to surfaces is easy to formulate.<>

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Computer Graphics and Applications, IEEE  (Volume:9 ,  Issue: 2 )

Date of Publication:

March 1989

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