A multisided C2 B-spline patch over extraordinary vertices in quadrilateral meshes

Hettinga, G. J. & Kosinka, J., 8-May-2020, In : Computer-Aided design.

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We propose a generalised B-spline construction that extends uniform bicubic B-splines to multisided regions spanned over extraordinary vertices in quadrilateral meshes. We show how the structure of the generalised Bézier patch introduced by Várady et al. can be adjusted to work with B-spline basis functions. We create ribbon surfaces based on B-splines using special basis functions. The resulting multisided surfaces are C2 continuous internally and connect with G2 continuity to adjacent regular and other multisided B-splines patches. We visually assess the quality of these surfaces and compare them to Catmull-Clark limit surfaces on several challenging geometrical configurations.
Original languageEnglish
JournalComputer-Aided design
Publication statusE-pub ahead of print - 8-May-2020


  • Multisided patch, B-spline, Extraordinary vertex

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