Curvature and the fairness of curves and surfaces

Gerald Farin, Nickolas Sapidis

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Abstract

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.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Pages (from-to)52-57
Number of pages6
JournalIEEE Computer Graphics and Applications
Volume9
Issue number2
DOIs
StatePublished - Mar 1989

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Curvature and the fairness of curves and surfaces. / Farin, Gerald; Sapidis, Nickolas.

In: IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, Vol. 9, No. 2, 03.1989, p. 52-57.

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Farin, Gerald ; Sapidis, Nickolas. / Curvature and the fairness of curves and surfaces. In: IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications. 1989 ; Vol. 9, No. 2. pp. 52-57.
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