Reading List: Week 8
 Course Material

Read the following units
 Read the Bspline pages up to to knot insertion.
 Programming Material

Practice the Curve subsystem of DesignMentor
 How to create a Bspline curve?
 How to move control points to change the shape of a
Bspline curve?
 Use the Partition of Unity window to learn more about
Bspline basis functions.
 How to activate de Boor's algorithm to display
all intermediate steps?
 How to modify control points on the plane and into
space? The new system has a window which contains
three smaller windows, one for changing the coordinate
values in the xy, xz and yz planes.
 Create a Bézier or Bspline curve with not all
control points on a plane. Then, activate the moving
triad, curvature sphere, and the rollercoaster window.
Trace this curve and get a feeling of moving on a curve.

Exercises
 Study the solutions to the midterm, especially the
solution to the wingededge data structure problem
and the continuity problem.