T-junctions occurwhere surface strips start or terminate. This paper develops a new way to create smooth piecewise polynomial free-form spline surfaces from quad-meshes that include T-junctions. All mesh nodes are interpreted as control points of GT-splines, that is, geometrically smoothly joined piecewise polynomials. GT-splines are akin to and compatible with B-splines and cover simple T-junctions by two polynomial pieces of degree bi-4 and more complex ones by four such patches. They complement multi-sided surface constructions in generating free-form surfaces with adaptive layout. Since GT-splines do not require a global coordination of knot intervals, GT-constructions are easy to deploy and can provide smooth surfaces with T-junctions where T-splines cannot have a smooth parameterization. GTconstructions display a uniform highlight linedistribution on input meshes where alternatives, such as Catmull-Clark subdivision, exhibit oscillations.
- Highlight line distribution
ASJC Scopus subject areas
- Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design