Overview of offset curves and surfaces

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A literature survey on offset curves and surfaces up to 1992 was carried out by Pham. The objective of this article is to overview the literature after 1992 and those which were not cited in aforementioned paper. The article focuses on five active areas of research on offsets: (1) representing exact offsets in Bezier/B-spline format, (2) approximations, (3) self-intersections, (4) geodesic offsets and (5) general offsets.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)165-173
Number of pages9
JournalCAD Computer Aided Design
Issue number3
Publication statusPublished - 1999 Mar
Externally publishedYes

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computer Science Applications
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Engineering


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