“Unifying Parametric and Implicit Surface Representations” Chaired by Brian A. Barsky

  • ©Brian A. Barsky, Chandrajit Bajaj, Tony DeRose, Christoph Hoffmann, and Joe Warren



Entry Number: 25


    Unifying Parametric and Implicit Surface Representations

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    Course Description

    One effective way to represent or render a complex surface is by using polynomials or ratios of polynomials. Two approaches for incorporating this idea are parametric and implicit surface representations, each suited to certain types of problems. This course compares, contrasts, and unifies these approaches with an emphasis on the Bernstein/Bezier representation. The course begins with a brief description of both representations and applies material to three fundamental problems, namely piecewise surface generation, rendering techniques and algorithms to convert between parametric and implicit representations. Presenters cover both the basics as well as recent research insights and results.

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    Mary Whitton


    Charles Babbage Institute Archives, University of Minnesota

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