By David F. Rogers
The most up-to-date from a working laptop or computer portraits pioneer, An advent to NURBS is the best source for someone looking a theoretical and useful realizing of those vitally important curves and surfaces. starting with Bézier curves, the ebook develops a lucid rationalization of NURBS curves, then does a similar for surfaces, always stressing vital form layout homes and the services of every curve and floor style. all through, it is predicated seriously on illustrations and completely labored examples to help you grab key NURBS techniques and deftly practice them on your paintings. Supplementing the lucid, point-by-point directions are illuminating bills of the historical past of NURBS, written by means of a few of its such a lot well known figures. no matter if you write your individual code or just wish deeper perception into how your special effects software works, An advent to NURBS will increase and expand your wisdom to some extent unequalled by way of the other resource.
- Presents important details with functions in lots of assorted components: CAD, medical visualization, animation, computing device video games, and more.
- Facilitates accessiblity to an individual with a data of first-year undergraduate mathematics.
- Details particular NURBS-based strategies, together with making cusps with B-spline curves and conic sections with rational B-spline curves.
- Presents all very important algorithms in easy-to-read pseudocode-useful for either imposing them and knowing how they work.
- Includes entire references to extra NURBS resources.
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