A. Savva (Cyprus)
Geometric modelling, n-sided patches, subdivision splines.
This paper presents the algorithm used in developing a
modeller that generates surfaces which are defined by
any arbitrary topology of control points. The modeller is
based on the subdivision method, RATS, that can
generate smooth surfaces which are defined by any
number of different n-sided patches. The algorithm as
well as the method can provide a useful tool with a wide
range of applicability in geometric modelling, but
particularly in the area of modelling complex figures.