A tangent-plane undergoing two-parameter motion envelopes a surface called the tangent-plane envelope. Such surfaces can be considered as the envelope of a two-parameter family of planes or ∞2 family of planes. The properties of the tangent-plane motion are characterized through the properties of the spherical image of the normal to the surface it envelopes. This paper presents a methodology to locate a family of planes that envelope surfaces with similar characteristics.

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