By David F. Rogers
The most modern from a working laptop or computer pictures pioneer, An creation to NURBS is the proper source for a person looking a theoretical and functional figuring out of those vitally important curves and surfaces. starting with Bézier curves, the publication develops a lucid rationalization of NURBS curves, then does a similar for surfaces, regularly stressing very important form layout homes and the services of every curve and floor variety. all through, it is based seriously on illustrations and entirely labored examples to help you snatch key NURBS innovations and deftly follow them on your paintings. Supplementing the lucid, point-by-point directions are illuminating money owed of the heritage of NURBS, written by way of a few of its so much admired figures. even if you write your personal 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 very important details with purposes in lots of diversified parts: CAD, clinical visualization, animation, laptop video games, and more.
- Facilitates accessiblity to someone with an information of first-year undergraduate mathematics.
- Details particular NURBS-based ideas, together with making cusps with B-spline curves and conic sections with rational B-spline curves.
- Presents all vital algorithms in easy-to-read pseudocode-useful for either enforcing them and figuring out how they work.
- Includes whole references to extra NURBS resources.
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