Report Number: CSL-TR-81-221
Institution: Stanford University, Computer Systems Laboratory
Title: Parametric curves, surfaces and volumes in computer graphics and
computer-aided geometric design
Author: Clark, James H.
Date: November 1981
Abstract: This document has four purposes. It is a tutorial in
parametric curve and surface representations, it describes a
number of algorithms for generating both shaded and
line-drawn pictures of bivariate surfaces and trivariate
volumes, it explicitly gives transformations between all of
the widely used curve and surface representations, and it
proposes a solution to the problem of displaying the results
of three-dimensional flow-field calculations.