The Development of a Pedagogical Tool for the Demonstration of Computer Graphic Curve Generation Techniques
Current computer based design tools are used to create many diverse manufactured articles. Some of these articles such as automobile bodies have complex shapes which can not be represented satisfactorily with straight line segments, arc segments and circles. Efficient mathematical techniques have been developed using parametric curves to allow the representation of these complex shapes using computer based tools. These parametric curve techniques can require less data to describe the shapes than polygonal techniques and they facilitate development of user interactive procedures for the creation of complex shapes. This paper reports on the development of a personal computer based software program which allows the user to demonstrate and interactively manipulate some of these parametric curve generation techniques. The purpose is to illustrate the effects of using these techniques and to illustrate the utility of the techniques in a user interactive environment.
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Hill, Ronald Ray, "The Development of a Pedagogical Tool for the Demonstration of Computer Graphic Curve Generation Techniques" (1990). Retrospective Theses and Dissertations. 4000.