By David F. Rogers

The most up-to-date from a working laptop or computer pictures pioneer, An advent to NURBS is the perfect source for an individual looking a theoretical and sensible figuring out of those extremely important curves and surfaces. starting with Bézier curves, the booklet develops a lucid rationalization of NURBS curves, then does an analogous for surfaces, constantly stressing vital form layout houses and the services of every curve and floor kind. all through, it is predicated seriously on illustrations and completely labored examples that can assist you seize key NURBS techniques and deftly observe them on your paintings. Supplementing the lucid, point-by-point directions are illuminating debts of the heritage of NURBS, written by means of a few of its such a lot popular figures. even if you write your individual code or just wish deeper perception into how your special effects program works, An creation to NURBS will increase and expand your wisdom to some extent unequalled by way of the other resource.

  • Presents very important info with purposes in lots of various parts: CAD, clinical visualization, animation, machine video games, and more.
  • Facilitates accessiblity to an individual with an information of first-year undergraduate mathematics.
  • Details particular NURBS-based innovations, 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 enforcing them and knowing how they work.
  • Includes whole references to extra NURBS resources.

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