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.