CS 480/CS680 PSet 3: Curves & Surfaces
1. (20 points; 5 points extra credit)
We are given the implicit function for a two-sheeted hyperboloid,
𝑓(𝑥, 𝑦, 𝑧) = (𝑥 − 𝑐௫
+ ൫𝑦 − 𝑐௬൯
ଶ − 𝑧
ଶ + 𝑟
a) Give the 4 × 4 matrix 𝑸 for this cylindrical surface, such that 𝒑
𝑻𝑸𝒑 = 0 for any
homogeneous point 𝑝 = (𝑥, 𝑦, 𝑧, 1) that is on the cylindrical surface.
b) Using the implicit function, derive a function that gives a unit normal vector at any point
on the surface (𝑥, 𝑦, 𝑧).
c) Give an equivalent parametric equation for the sheet of the surface that is above the xyplane (𝑧 ≥ 0), in terms of θ and z. Assume that −𝜋 ≤ 𝜃 ≤ 𝜋 and 𝑧 ≤ 𝑧 ≤ 𝑧௫.
Give the parameters for 𝑧, 𝑧௫.
d) Using the parametric equation, derive the function that gives the unit normal vector at
any point on the sheet with parameter (𝜃, 𝑧).
e) Extra Credit (5 points): Give a parametrization that utilizes hyperbolic trigonometric
functions, and find the unit normal with this parametrization.
2. (30 points)
We are given a 3D swept surface. A line segment with end points 𝒑𝟎 = (2,0,0) and
𝒑𝟏 = (0,0,6) is used as the sweep curve. The cross-section is an ellipse in the z = 0 plane,
where 𝑥 = 2 + 𝑟௫ 𝑐𝑜𝑠(2𝜋𝑣), 𝑦 = 𝑟௬ 𝑠𝑖𝑛(2𝜋𝑣), 0 ≤ 𝑣 ≤ 1. The center of the ellipse is
swept along the vector from 𝒑𝟎 to 𝒑𝟏 , such that it remains parallel to the x-y plane.
a) Derive the parametric equation in 𝑢 for the directed line segment 𝒑𝟎 𝒑𝟏.
b) Derive an equation for location of the point 𝑷(𝑢, 𝑣) on the swept surface.
c) Derive the equation for the swept surface normal 𝑵(𝑢, 𝑣).
3. (20 points)
We are given a 2D cubic Bezier curve segment, which has the following control points:
𝒑𝟎 = (2, 3)
𝒑𝟏 = (3, 0)
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𝒑𝟐 = (4, 4)
𝒑𝟑 = (5, 1)
a) Draw the convex hull for this 2D Bezier curve segment.
b) Compute the value of 𝑃’(0) for this 2D Bezier curve segment.
c) We are now given a second 2D Bezier curve segment, which has the control points:
𝒑𝟎 = (0, -1)
𝒑𝟏 = (-2, 4)
𝒑𝟐 = (0, 9)
𝒑𝟑 = (2, 3)
Does this segment join the previous segment with C1 continuity? Give a mathematical
justification for your answer.
d) Which control point above (for the second curve in (c)) may we change to achieve C1
continuity? Write down the new position of the point that will achieve this.
4. (30 points)
We are given the following boundary conditions for a cubic spline section:
𝑷(0) = 𝒑
𝑷(1) = 𝒑ାଵ
𝑷′(0) = ଵ
[(1 + 𝑏)(𝒑 − 𝒑ିଵ) + (1 − 𝑏)(𝒑ାଵ − 𝒑
[(1 + 𝑏)(𝒑ାଵ − 𝒑
) + (1 − 𝑏)(𝒑ାଶ − 𝒑ାଵ)]
In the textbook, we see this is a Cardinal Spline (Kochanek-Bartels spline with t=0 and c=0).
In this case 𝑀 = [𝑝ିଵ 𝑝 𝑝ାଵ 𝑝ାଶ]
and the boundary conditions can be written:
0 1 0 0
0 0 1 0
a) Show how to compute the 4×4 coefficient matrix MC given the boundary conditions
written above. You do not need to compute a matrix inverse to find MC (the relevant one
is given in the textbook anyway). Just give the specific equations for MC.
b) Given MC write out the blending functions for this curve.
c) Do adjacent segments satisfy C1 continuity? Give a mathematical justification.
d) Does adjusting b change the tangent direction at the endpoints or only magnitude?