Computer display of curved surfaces

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Publication Type technical report
School or College College of Engineering
Department Computing, School of
Creator Gouraud, Henri
Title Computer display of curved surfaces
Date 1971
Description This research describes a method for producing shaped pictures of curved surfaces. It uses a small polygon approximation of the surface to solve efficiently the nidden parts detection, and then computes the shading on each polygon in such a way that visual discontinuities between adjacent polygons disappear, thus restoring the apparent smoothness of the surface and increasing greatly the realism of the pictures produced. The smooth shading technique described here has been used to produce a large variety of pictures of which several airplanes, a car, a human face and some mathematical surfaces are included to illustrate the effect of the method.
Type Text
Publisher University of Utah
First Page 1
Last Page 80
Subject Curved surfaces; Computer display
Subject LCSH Surfaces -- Computer simulation
Language eng
Bibliographic Citation Gouraud, H. (1971). Computer display of curved surfaces. 1-80. UTEC-71-113; UTEC-CSc-71-113
Series University of Utah Computer Science Technical Report
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