surface generation using an irregular set of points

*To*: mathgroup at christensen.cybernetics.net*Subject*: surface generation using an irregular set of points*From*: "Prof. Dr. C.W. Cryer" <cryer at GOEDEL.UNI-MUENSTER.DE>*Date*: Fri, 21 Oct 1994 14:58:25 +0100

Hello, I have the following problem: The surface of a three-dimensional biological object has been measured by measuring the (three-dimensional) coordinates of several hundred points. The points were chosen from curves on the surface, but the number, position, and length of the curves is irregular. I would like to generate a triangulation of the surface so that it can be displayed, and would then like to carry out further computations, such as calculating the normal to the surface. Suggestions about suitable software would be welcome. In particular, is there software available which can generate a triangulation of a surface given a list of points on the surface? Thanks Colin Cryer Institute for Numerical Analysis Einsteinstrasse 62 48149 Muenster Germany