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Thomas A. Sederberg, "Surfaces: Techniques for Cubic Algebraic Surfaces," IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 10, no. 4, pp. 1425, July/August, 1990.  
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@article{ 10.1109/38.56295, author = {Thomas A. Sederberg}, title = {Surfaces: Techniques for Cubic Algebraic Surfaces}, journal ={IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications}, volume = {10}, number = {4}, issn = {02721716}, year = {1990}, pages = {1425}, doi = {http://doi.ieeecomputersociety.org/10.1109/38.56295}, publisher = {IEEE Computer Society}, address = {Los Alamitos, CA, USA}, }  
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TY  MGZN JO  IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications TI  Surfaces: Techniques for Cubic Algebraic Surfaces IS  4 SN  02721716 SP14 EP25 EPD  1425 A1  Thomas A. Sederberg, PY  1990 VL  10 JA  IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications ER   
The tutorial presents some tools for freeform modeling with algebraic surfaces, that is, surfaces that can be defined using an implicit polynomial equation f(x, y, z)=0. Cubic algebraic surfaces (defined by an implicit equation of degree 3) are emphasized. While much of this material applies only to cubic surfaces, some applies to algebraic surfaces of any degree. This area of the tutorial introduces terminology, presents different methods for defining and modeling with cubic surfaces, and examines the power basis representation of algebraic surfaces. Methods of forcing an algebraic surface to interpolate a set of points or a space curve are also discussed. The parametric definition of cubic surfaces by imposing base points is treated, along with the classical result that a cubic surface can be defined as the intersection locus of three twoparameter families of planes. Computergenerated images of algebraic surfaces created using a polygonization algorithm and Movie. BYU software illustrate the concepts presented.
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