## Abstract

It is known that certain Catmulb-Rom splines [7] interpolate their control vertices and share many properties such as affine invariance, global smoothness, and local control with B-spline curves; they are therefore of possible interest to computer aided design. It is shown here that another property a class of Catmull-Rom splines shares with B-spline curves is that both schemes possess a simple recursive evaluation algorithm. The Catmulb-Rom evaluation algorithm is constructed by combining the de Boor algorithm for evaluating B-spline curves with Neville's algorithm for evaluating Lagrange polynomials. The recursive evaluation algorithm for Catmull-Rom curves allows rapid evaluation of these curves by pipellning with specially designed hardware. Furthermore it facilitates the development of new, related curve schemes which may have useful shape parameters for altering the shape of the curve without moving the control vertices. It may also be used for constructing transformations to B-sier and B-spline form.

Original language | English (US) |
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Title of host publication | Proceedings of the 15th Annual Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, SIGGRAPH 1988 |

Editors | Richard J. Beach |

Publisher | Association for Computing Machinery, Inc |

Pages | 199-204 |

Number of pages | 6 |

ISBN (Electronic) | 0897912756, 9780897912754 |

DOIs | |

State | Published - Aug 1 1988 |

Event | 15th International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, SIGGRAPH 1988 - Atlanta, United States Duration: Aug 1 1988 → Aug 5 1988 |

### Publication series

Name | Proceedings of the 15th Annual Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, SIGGRAPH 1988 |
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### Other

Other | 15th International Conference on Computer Graphics and Interactive Techniques, SIGGRAPH 1988 |
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Country/Territory | United States |

City | Atlanta |

Period | 8/1/88 → 8/5/88 |

### Bibliographical note

Publisher Copyright:© 1988 ACM.

## Keywords

- B-spline
- Catmull-Rom spline
- De Boor algorithm
- Lagrange polynomial
- Neville's algorithm
- Recursive evaluation algorithm