# TP8 : Uniform B-splines as Subdivision Surfaces

## Code

Do

```
git pull
```

or, if you don’t have the local repo,

```
git clone https://github.com/bbrrck/geo-num-2016.git
```

As usual, test by

```
cd TP8/
mkdir build
cd build
cmake ..
make
./geonum_TP8 torus
```

If everything goes well, you should see a cube. The viewer can be controlled with the mouse: click and drag to rotate, scroll to zoom (also works with pageup/pagedown keys), press W to toggle the wireframe mode (or Z on AZERTY keyboard).

In case the SimpleViewer does not work, you can still export and visualise the surfaces via the python script, included in `plots/`

`.`

## Algorithm

Much like in the curve case (recall Chaikin in TP4 or Lane-Riesenfeld in TP5), a uniform bi-quadratic B-spline surface ($k=2,l=2$) can be evaluated by iterative subdivision of the initial control net $V^0_{i,\;j}$. Here’s the algorithm to perform one step of the subdivision.

At the $k$-th iteration, for each cell of the grid composed of the vertices $V^k_{i,\;j}$ $V^k_{i+1,\;j}$ $V^k_{i,\;j+1}$ $V^k_{i+1,\;j+1}$ we define a new grid as follows

**Important**: If the surface is closed (cyclic) in the direction $u$, the subscripts $\scriptstyle i+1$ of $V^k$ are taken modulo the number of vertices in the direction $u$. The same applies for the direction $v$ and the subscripts $\scriptstyle j+1$.

A subdivision step, open surface.

A subdivision step, surface closed in the $u$ direction.

## Implementation

As before, the surfaces are represented via three coordinate matrices `X, Y, Z`

. Apply the algorithm to each matrix individually.
The openness/closedness of a surface in a particular direction is controled via the parameters `u_closed, v_closed`

(these are read from the input file).

Start by implementing the algorithm for a surface closed in both directions as this is easier to do; test on `[torus]`

. Don’t forget to use the modulo arithmetic where needed. Then, think about what needs to be changed if the surface is open in one or both directions.

## ToDo

- Implement one step of the above subdivision algorithm for
**closed**uniform B-spline surfaces.`[torus]`

- Modify you implementation for surfaces which are
**open**: either in one direction only`[cylinder]`

or in both directions`[grid]`

.