Subdivision Depth Computation for Catmull-Clark Subdivision Surfaces

Fuhua (Frank) Cheng, Jun Hai Yong

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A subdivision depth computation technique for Catmull-Clark subdivision surfaces (CCSS’s) is presented. The subdivision depth computation technique also includes distance evaluation techniques for CCSS patches with their control meshes. The distance and the subdivision depth computation techniques provide the long-needed precision/error control tools in subdivision surface trimming, finite element mesh generation, Boolean operations, and surface tessellation for rendering processes.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)485-494
Number of pages10
JournalComputer-Aided Design and Applications
Issue number1-4
StatePublished - 2006

Bibliographical note

Funding Information:
The work of the first author is supported by NSF (DMI-0422126). The work of the second author is supported by NSF of China (60403047), NCET(NCET-04-0088) and FANEDD (200342).


  • Distance evaluation
  • Subdivision depth computation
  • Subdivision surfaces

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Computational Mechanics
  • Computer Graphics and Computer-Aided Design
  • Computational Mathematics


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