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T-Splines: a closer look

Thursday, December 18, 2008 from 12:30 PM till 2:00 PM at the Jacobo Auditorium

SUBMITTED BY: Dr. Abdulwahed Abbas
University of Balamand
Department of Computer Science

ABSTRACT: This paper presents a variation of T-splines obtained without the need for explicit presence of edges in the T-mesh, and without sacrificing the consistency or the purpose of the local refinement process. This brings T-splines one step closer to the more liberal notion of PB-splines. Along the way, this paper offers a tutorial exposition of T-splines, recalling background and algorithmic material that is largely left implicit in the first two publications on the subject. This has the benefit of making T-splines more readily accessible and closer to analysis and implementation.

Keywords: B-Splines, NURBS, T-Splines, Knot Vectors, Basis Functions, Knot Insertion, Local Refinement.

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  2. Abbas A., T-splines Local Refinement: an implementation, Technical Report 121-2007/2008, Department of Computer Science, The University of Balamand, 2008.
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  7. Sederberg, T. W., Zheng, J., Bakenov, A., and Nasri, A., T-splines and T-NURCCS, ACM Transactions on Graphics, 22(3), pp. 477-484, 2003.
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