Computer-Aided Design of 3-D Objects Using Polar Spline Representations

  • L. L. Schumaker
Part of the Springer Series in Information Sciences book series (SSINF, volume 6)


In recent years there has been considerable interest in systems for the computer-aided design of three dimensional objects. An essential ingredient of such a system is a method for constructing mathematical representations of 3-D surfaces. The method should have the following properties:
  1. (1.1)

    the mathematical representation of any object should depend only on a finite number of parameters which can be stored in a digital computer;

  2. (1.2)

    the representation should be such that perspective views (or 3-D views) of the object can be rapidly generated;

  3. (1.3)

    the representation of any object should depend on a finite number (1.3) of control parameters in such a way that the user can interactively modify these parameters to alter the shape of the object in a controlled fashion.



Initial Design Fredholm Integral Equation Polar Form Perspective View Polar Representation 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • L. L. Schumaker
    • 1
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Mathematics and Center for Approximation TheoryTexas A&M UniversityCollege StationUSA
  2. 2.The Hahn-Meitner InstituteThe Humbolt Foundation at the Free University of BerlinBerlinGermany

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