Select a curvature analysis type that is suitable to the task being accomplished.

### Gaussian

The Gaussian curvature analysis aids in identifying anomalies in a curved surface and to help determine how flat it may be.

The Gaussian curvature is the product of the maximum and minimum normal curvature of a given surface section.

### Mean

The mean curvature analysis also helps in identifying anomalies in a surface based on the curvature but shows a color mapping of the average of the minimum and maximum values.

The Mean curvature is the average of the maximum and minimum normal curvature of a given surface section.

### Maximum

The maximum curvature analysis may help in milling and machining tooling with toolpath planning and toll selection based on the curvature color mapping.

The Maximum curvature maps the maximum absolute value of the minimum and maximum curvatures within a surface section.

### Radius

The radius curvature analysis simply shows absolute value of the radius of the curve. In other words, whether a surface is positive (curved) or zero (flat).