“A simple manifold-based construction of surfaces of arbitrary smoothness” by Ying and Zorin

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    A simple manifold-based construction of surfaces of arbitrary smoothness



    We present a smooth surface construction based on the manifold approach of Grimm and Hughes. We demonstrate how this approach can relatively easily produce a number of desirable properties which are hard to achieve simultaneously with polynomial patches, subdivision or variational surfaces. Our surfaces are C∞-continuous with explicit nonsingular C∞ parameterizations, high-order flexible at control vertices, depend linearly on control points, have fixed-size local support for basis functions, and have good visual quality.


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