Watertight trimmed NURBS

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Watertight trimmed NURBS
This paper addresses the long-standing problem of the unavoidable gaps that arise when expressing the intersection of two NURBS surfaces using conventional trimmed-NURBS representation. The solution converts each trimmed NURBS into an untrimmed T-Spline, and then merges the untrimmed T-Splines into a single, watertight model. The solution enables watertight fillets of NURBS models, as well as arbitrary feature curves that do not have to follow isoparameter curves. The resulting T-Spline representation can be exported without error as a collection of NURBS surfaces. CR Categories: I.3.5 [Computer Graphics]: Computational geometry and object modeling--Curve, surface, solid, and object representations
Thomas W. Sederberg, G. Thomas Finnigan, Xin Li, H
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Type Journal
Year 2008
Where TOG
Authors Thomas W. Sederberg, G. Thomas Finnigan, Xin Li, Hongwei Lin, Heather Ipson
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