A description is given of the principles and structure of the SURFED surface editor, an experimental modular system that has been developed as a research aid for studying the utility and performance of new mathematical surface forms in computer-aided design. The system enables the researcher to communicate design ideas and new forms through an interactive graphical interface to a computer-based model, and includes, for this purpose, a newly-developed real-time graphical construction, a "spider", for the input of three-dimensional parameters. SURFED, which is stated to have most of the essential features of a large-scale system, was develoepd in the U.S.A. by the Authors with the support of, among others, the Office of Naval Research.

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    IPC Science and Technology Press Limited

    IPC House, 32 High Street
    Guildford, Surrey  England 
  • Authors:
    • Dube, R
    • Herron, G J
  • Publication Date: 1978-3

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  • Features: References;
  • Pagination: 5 p.
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  • Accession Number: 00179209
  • Record Type: Publication
  • Source Agency: British Ship Research Association
  • Files: TRIS
  • Created Date: Aug 19 1978 12:00AM