An Introduction to NURBS: With Historical Perspective (The by David F. Rogers

By David F. Rogers

The newest from a working laptop or computer photographs pioneer, An creation to NURBS is the correct source for someone looking a theoretical and functional realizing of those extremely important curves and surfaces. starting with Bézier curves, the ebook develops a lucid rationalization of NURBS curves, then does an analogous for surfaces, always stressing vital form layout homes and the functions of every curve and floor style. all through, it is based seriously on illustrations and completely labored examples that can assist you clutch key NURBS ideas and deftly practice them on your paintings. Supplementing the lucid, point-by-point directions are illuminating debts of the background of NURBS, written via a few of its so much well-known figures. no matter if you write your individual code or just wish deeper perception into how your special effects program works, An creation to NURBS will improve and expand your wisdom to a point unrivaled via the other resource.

  • Presents very important info with functions in lots of diversified parts: CAD, medical visualization, animation, laptop video games, and more.
  • Facilitates accessiblity to a person with a data of first-year undergraduate mathematics.
  • Details particular NURBS-based thoughts, 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 knowing how they work.
  • Includes whole references to extra NURBS resources.

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