Parameterized Offset Surfaces

Given a surface , construct a surface consisting of the points a distance λ along the normals to the original surface. Even for smooth surfaces, these so-called offset surfaces frequently develop cusps. In this Demonstration, the shape of such offset surfaces can be investigated for a special initial surface.



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offset surface distance — distance of the offset surface from the original surface
surface parameter — parameter of the parameterized surface
The surface has the parameterization:
where is an additional parameter.
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