Ribbed Surfaces for Art, Architecture and Visualization

James F. Hamlin, Carlo H. Séquin
2009 Computer-Aided Design and Applications  
Sequences of parameterized Hermite curves following with their endpoints along two guide rails are used to create "transparent" surfaces and tubular sculptures. This parameterized set-up allows modeling a wide variety of shapes in a natural way by just changing a few parameters. Potential applications range from mathematical visualization models to architecture.
doi:10.3722/cadaps.2009.749-758 fatcat:fmowbq234jbcfmr5xkhmjlv624