In the Haussdorf approximation of a convex object $C$ (and in much core-set work), the standard approach is to take an $\epsilon$-net on the enclosing hyper-sphere, then project it down to $C*(1 + \epsilon)$, where $C*(1+ \epsilon)$ is defined as $C$ projected outwards normally by an $\epsilon$ factor. I have a basic understanding of the proofs, but I'm trying to visualize why the hypersphere is really necessary. If you take an $\epsilon$-net on the surface of $C*(1+\epsilon)$ itself, would that not suffice? If there is an immediately obvious reason it would not work, I'd appreciate the clarification :).
Note: The $\epsilon$-net here is defined as a collection of equally spaced points on given surface.