Implicit Curves and Surfaces: Mathematics, Data Structures and Algorithms
Gomes, A., Voiculescu, I., Jorge, J., Wyvill, B., Galbraith, C.
2009, XIV, 351 p.
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The first book to provide a general framework for both implicit curves and surfaces including their mathematical foundations, data structures, computational methods and algorithms
Includes both static and dynamic classes of implicit surfaces
Implicit techniques are a powerful tool that make it easier to describe smooth, intricate, and articulatable shapes via blending and solid geometry, and are becoming the technique of choice in an increasing number of graphics applications.
The mathematics, computational methods and data structures, as well as the algorithms required to render implicit curves and surfaces form the central theme of this book. The increasing importance of implicit objects in geometric modelling stems from the advantages these give over traditional modelling methods; the use of implicit techniques can help simplify complex actions such as point membership classification, which enables the detection of collisions in virtual environments and computer game scenarios.
Graduate students, researchers and developers in computer graphics, geometric modelling, virtual reality and computer games will find this an excellent resource and reference source for modelling and rendering complex geometric objects. The book can also be used as a core textbook for graduate level courses on implicit geometric modelling.