A User Guide to the Curve Subsystem of DesignMentor

Dr. C.-K. Shene

Associate Professor
Department of Computer Science
Michigan Technological University

Program Designed and Implemented by Yuan Zhao

© 1997 Yuan Zhao and C.-K. Shene

You are visitor since July 1, 1998.
Last update: January 26, 1999.

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Select the topics you wish to review:

A Quick Tour
The Drawing Canvas
Creating Curves
Working with Multiple Curves
Saving and Loading Your Work
Clamped, Open and Closed Curves
Tracing the Curve - de Casteljau's and de Boor's Algorithms
Shape Modification
Modifying Control Points
Modifying Weights
Modifying Knots
Moving into Space
Various Useful Display Options
The First and Second Derivative Curves
The Moving Triad
The Curvature Sphere
The Roller Coaster Effect
Changing the Color Scheme
Advanced Features
Knot Insertion
Degree Elevation
Curve Subdivision
The Display & Tracing Options Qindow
The Partition of Unity Window
The Triangular Computing Scheme Window
The Hodograph (First Derivative) Window and Second Derivative Window
The Change Color Scheme Window
The Profile Instances Control Window
Menu Structure

Please send comments and suggestions to shene@mtu.edu