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### How do people come up with subdivision schemes?

The subdivision schemes are not arbitrary. Catmull-Clark, arguably the most used subdivision scheme, generalizes bicubic B-splines to meshes of arbitrary topology. Most, other subdivision schemes ...
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### How to calculate matching roundness of two offset rectangles?

What you (probably) want to achieve is something like this: When having a closer look at one of the corners and add a few lines, we see this: The black lines indicate that the center points of the ...

### Ordering a set of unorganized points along a curve

You have an instance of a problem called curve reconstruction from unorganized points. Now that you know what to search for you'll find several methods, such as the crust, NN-crust, etc. Here are a ...
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### Determining Rational Quadratic Bezier Curve Weights for Circle

Check out the section on Circular Arcs and Circles, from Ching-Kuang Shene's excellent computational geometry course notes: [G]iven three control points P0, P1 and P2 such that P0P1 = P1P2 holds, if ...

### Move position in smooth gradient

What you want is linear interpolation like @Tim points out. However he uses a formula that is not so easily understandable form, we can refactor it differently. Basically linear interpolation is a ...
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### Move position in smooth gradient

The math you need is linear interpolation. I think of a player sprite which moves from position X to position Y. Pseudocode: ...
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### Converting raster shape/blob into displacement map

One way I can think of is to make a "signed distance transform" of the image where there is information for each pixel about how far the pixel is to the closest surface of the shape. Since it's ...
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### If you can use subdivision surfaces for 2D curves

Subdivision can be used for curves in 2D just as easily as for surfaces in 3D. Usually the subdivision algorithms applied to 2D are called subdivision curves. Subdivision curves do not suffer from the ...

### Conversion from cubic catmull-rom spline to cubic b-spline

Quoting the comments above for context: Just to confirm, are you asking, given a set of $N$ CatRom control points, $$\{CR_0, CR_1, CR_2, CR_3 ... CR_{n-1}\}$$ forming a piecewise curve, what is the ...

### How to use Monotone cubic interpolation in 3D?

Ok, monotonic interpolation depends on what you are monotonic about. For a simple 1D function interpolation monotonicity is easy to define. But for a 2D and 3D dataset its not so self evident what the ...

### Ordering a set of unorganized points along a curve

After some clarifications, there is probably a much better approach that doesn't even require knowing the parametric form of the curve, and also avoids the potentially problematic numeric minimisation ...

### Why cubic curves provide the minimum curvature interpolants?

Splines confuse me which is one reason I asked somebody else to write that chapter. But I like this explanation: https://www.johndcook.com/blog/2009/02/06/the-smoothest-curve-through-a-set-of-points/
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### B spline curve generation in Python

In line 15 use the half-open interval, i.e., if u>=t[i] and u<t[i+1]: Otherwise, at knot values, you evaluate two basis functions at the k=1 basis ...

### Continuity of parametric and geometric continuity

I would rather draw the $G_1$ example something like this: This makes it clear that $t_2$ and $t_3$ are parallel, but have different lengths in general. (They both start at the same point, but $t_3$ ...
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### Continuity of parametric and geometric continuity

Yes, your understanding of $C1$ and $G1$, as shown in your drawings, is roughly correct: $C1$ means equal derivative vectors, and $G1$ means parallel derivative vectors. I say “roughly” because there ...
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### Fake cubic Hermite spline interpolation with smoothstep

A Hermite cubic polynomial interpolates 2 points and the derivatives at those points. To be exact, let us have the points $p_0, p_1$ and the derivatives (tangents) at those $d_0, d_1$. Then we want a ...
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### Fake cubic Hermite spline interpolation with smoothstep

However, Hermite interpolation it links to is different from Cubic Hermite spline interpolation; they're two different articles. These are nested subjects. That is, "Cubic Hermit interpolation&...
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### Spline interpolation library in cpp

So you have a series of points and, at each point, a supplied derivative? Is a piecewise cubic sufficient or does it need higher derivative continuity? If the former is ok, then Cubic Hermite Splines ...
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### How do you compute the winding number of a closed poly curve?

Winding number as in https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winding_number? Unless I'm mistaken, one way is to fire, say, a horizontal 'ray' out from your point towards, say, $+\infty$. Each time you cross an ...
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### Non least squares formulation to fit catmull rom spline

Disclaimer: I've done some work in the past with wavelet decomposition of image data but it occurred to me that it may be applicable to your problem. Admittedly, I don't actually know if the ...
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### How does the Lane Riesenfeld algorithm work?

What you're looking for is called de Boor's algorithm. It lets you compute a point on a b-spline curve by doing a series of linear interpolation (LERP) calculations. So, it works very much like the de ...

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