|Introduction to Implicit Surfaces (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Computer Graphics)||Bajaj, Chandrajit||Implicit surfaces offer special effects animators, graphic designers, CAD engineers, graphics students, and hobbyists a|
Implicit surfaces offer special effects animators, graphic designers, CAD engineers, graphics students, and hobbyists a new range of capabilities for the modeling of complex geometric objects. In contrast to traditional parametric surfaces, implicit surfaces can easily describe smooth, intricate, and articulatable shapes. These powerful yet easily understood surfaces are finding use in a growing number of graphics applications.
This comprehensive introduction develops the fundamental concepts and techniques of implicit surface modeling, rendering, and animating in terms accessible to anyone with a basic background in computer graphics.
With contributions from seven graphics authorities, this innovative guide establishes implicit surfaces as a powerful and practical tool for animation and rendering.
|Algebra, Arithmetic and Geometry with Applications: Papers from Shreeram S. Abhyankar's 70th Birthday Conference||Bajaj, Chandrajit||Proceedings of the Conference on Algebra and Algebraic Geometry with Applications, July 19 – 26,|
Proceedings of the Conference on Algebra and Algebraic Geometry with Applications, July 19 – 26, 2000, at Purdue University to honor Professor Shreeram S. Abhyankar on the occasion of his seventieth birthday. Eighty-five of Professor Abhyankar's students, collaborators, and colleagues were invited participants. Sixty participants presented papers related to Professor Abhyankar's broad areas of mathematical interest. Sessions were held on algebraic geometry, singularities, group theory, Galois theory, combinatorics, Drinfield modules, affine geometry, and the Jacobian problem. This volume offers an outstanding collection of papers by expert authors.
|Data Visualization Techniques (Trends in Software)||Bajaj, Chandrajit||Data visualization techniques are a means to manipulate sampled and computed data for comprehensive display.|
Data visualization techniques are a means to manipulate sampled and computed data for comprehensive display. Visualized data can be static or in motion, to provide visual explanations of algorithms or general information. This book draws on examples from a broad selection of subject areas, such as atmospheric sciences or biology, which deal with diverse data analysis and visualization techniques. The various visualization methodologies covered in this book also include moving images as well as static. It is an important source of information for computer graphics software engineers, graduates and researchers who work in the field of visualization techniques. Unique features in this book include:
Details of data visualization techniques for scalar, vector and tensor field data and accompanying data structures
Explanation of how to express visual images in computational terms and turn these into display, with minimum delay
Methodology for "probing" a displayed visualization, in order to elicit more detail
Collection of information from several interrelated subject areas in one volume
Trends in Software - edited by Balachander Krishnamurthy of AT&T Research - is a sister publication of the journal Software: Practice and Experience