Curvature continuity and offsets for piecewise conics

Gerald Farin

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Conics or, equivalently, rational quadratics are a standard tool in the aircraft industry or in the design of fonts. In this paper the construction of curvature continuous, planar curves (open or closed) that consist of conic segments, represented in the rational Bezier form, is discussed, and an iterative procedure to compute their offset curves is outlined.

Original languageEnglish (US)
Title of host publicationACM Transactions on Graphics
Number of pages11
StatePublished - Apr 1989

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Software

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    Farin, G. (1989). Curvature continuity and offsets for piecewise conics. In ACM Transactions on Graphics (2 ed., Vol. 8, pp. 89-99)