Generalization of DP Curves and Surfaces


Department of Computer Science, University of Bojnord, Bojnord, Iran.


In CAGD, the DP curves   are known  as a  normalized totally positive curves that have the linear computational complexity. Because of their geometric properties, these curves will have the shape preserving properties, that is, the form of the curve will maintain the shape of the polygon and optimal stability.  In this paper, we first define a new basis functions that are called generalized DP basis functions. Based on these functions,  the generalized DP curves and surfaced are defined which have most properties of the classical DP curves and surfaces. These curves and surfaces have geometric properties  as the rational DP curves and surfaces. Furthermore, we show that the shape parameters can control the shape of the proposed curve without changing the control points.