Patent Number: 6,253,164

Title: Curves and surfaces modeling based on a cloud of points

Abstract: A method of computer curve and surface modeling includes storing in a computer memory a cloud of points associated with an object and least-square fitting one or more curves or surfaces to the cloud of points. The resulting curves or surfaces representative of the object are easier to describe mathematically and require less computer resources to process.

Inventors: Rohm; Nikki Ruth (Bellevue, WA), Rice; Richard Everett (Seattle, WA)

Assignee: Silicon Graphics, Inc.

International Classification: G06T 17/20 (20060101); G06F 007/60 (); G06F 017/10 (); G06F 101/00 (); G06G 007/48 ()

Expiration Date: 06/26/2018