Non-Manifold Models

  • Ian Anthony Stroud
  • Hildegarde Nagy


This chapter describes special techniques to realise objects which do not exist in the real world. Normal objects are “manifold” objects but, during the 1980s, special techniques were developed to be able to represent idealised, or non-manifold objects. The techniques are common in CAD systems but the results are not always obvious.


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Authors and Affiliations

  1. 1.STI-IPR-LICPEcole Polytechnique Federale de LausanneLausanneSwitzerland
  2. 2.LausanneSwitzerland

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