I have two bicubic Bezier surfaces that will intersect.
According to this paper: http://nishitalab.org/user/nis/cdrom/cad/CAGD91geometric.pdf At the end of page 1. The general genus of intersection curve of these two patches is 433. It is stated this is bad since its greater than 2.
Could you explain in simple english what is the meaning of genus 433?
Does it have any geometric meaning?
Is it number of possible separate intersections of two surfaces?