Abstract

This paper addresses the problem of interpolating point data with multiple patches. The specific issue addressed in this paper is the continuity between the patches used for interpolation. The procedure described in this paper maintains continuity by introducing an intermediate patch between the two patches used for interpolating the point data. This patch is formed by several Bezier patches that maintain continuity with the corresponding Bezier patches obtained by repeated knot insertion in the two interpolating patches. The blending Bezier patches are then converted to a blending B-spline patch by knot removal. It is shown that C1 continuity is obtained across the junction between each interpolating patch and the blending patch. The continuity, across each blending patch and the interpolation performance in the blending patch is also discussed. The paper presents results, of implementation on some typical surfaces.

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