Free-form curves and surfaces

  • Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann
  • Daniel Thalmann
Part of the Computer Science Workbench book series (WORKBENCH)


The design of curves and surfaces plays an essential role in the construction of 3D objects for image synthesis. Although many objects may be constructed by assembling geometric shapes like cubes, spheres, or pyramids, most objects have a free-form shape, e.g., human faces, car bodies, airplanes, shoes, clothes, clouds, mountains.


Control Point Spline Curve Bezier Curve Control Polygon Constraint Point 
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© Springer-Verlag Tokyo 1987

Authors and Affiliations

  • Nadia Magnenat-Thalmann
    • 1
  • Daniel Thalmann
    • 2
  1. 1.Hautes Etudes CommercialesUniversité de MontréalMontréalCanada
  2. 2.Département d’Informatique et de Recherche OpérationnelleUniversité de MontréalMontréalCanada

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