
Visual Curves and Surfaces:
A NonTechnical Approach
The basics of curves and surfaces in a
technically nonthreatening, visually appealing presentation. This course conveyed a sense of
the mathematical beauty and utility of curves and surfaces, and taught the subject's visual vocabulary. Because curves and surfaces are
so prevalent in design, animation, CAD/CAM, desktop publishing, and other fields, the course is valuable for artists, stylists, and managers who need a quick introduction, as well as some technical types who need an efficient overview.
Prerequisites
A minimum facility with mathematics
(collegelevel algebra) but even this should
not be considered a constraint.
Topics
Parametric curves, Bezier curves, the
de Casteljau algorithm and subdivision,
smoothness, Bsplines and their properties,
surfaces, trimming, and application examples.
Organizer/Lecturer
Alyn Rockwood
Mitsubishi Electric Research Laboratory
Assisting in Presentation
Mars Brimhall
Universität Kaiserslautern

