Surface Modeling beyond NURBS
Decanato - Facoltà di scienze informatiche
Data d'inizio: 7 Dicembre 2011
Data di fine: 8 Dicembre 2011
The Faculty of Informatics is pleased to announce a seminar given by Ulrich Reif
DATE: Wednesday, December 7th, 2011
PLACE: USI Università della Svizzera italiana, room SI-008, Informatics building (Via G. Buffi 13)
In the last two decades, various ways for the representation of smooth surfaces have been developed, such as
* Simplex splines
* Surface splines
* Polycube splines
We recall the underlying principles and discuss the main features of these concepts.
All these constructions are either restricted to special geometries, or become extremely complicated as the requested smoothness is increased.
As an alternative, we propose the so-called ambient B-spline method, which allows the representation of Ck-surfaces of arbitrary topology based on trivariate standard tensor product B-splines.
- 1983-1989: Student of Mathematics und Electrical Engineering, University of Stuttgart, Diploma Thesis Supervisor: Prof. Kirchgaessner
- 1993: Dissertation "New Aspects on the Theory of Free Form Surface with Arbitrary Topology", University of Stuttgart, Supervisor: Prof. Hoellig
- 1997: Visiting Assistant Professor, Purdue University, USA
- 1998: Habilitation "Analysis and Construction of Subdivision Algorithms"
- 2000: Full professor at TU Darmstadt, successor of Prof. Hoschek
Area of Interest:
* Geometry Processing
- Subdivision Algorithms
- Free Form Surfaces with Arbitrary Topology
* Approximation Theory
- Geometric Approximation
HOST: Prof. Kai Hormann