By David F. Rogers
The most up-to-date from a working laptop or computer snap shots pioneer, An creation to NURBS is the correct source for someone looking a theoretical and sensible realizing of those vitally important curves and surfaces. starting with Bézier curves, the e-book develops a lucid clarification of NURBS curves, then does an identical for surfaces, continually 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 to help you seize key NURBS techniques and deftly practice them on your paintings. Supplementing the lucid, point-by-point directions are illuminating debts of the heritage of NURBS, written via a few of its so much well-liked figures. no matter if you write your personal code or just wish deeper perception into how your special effects software works, An creation to NURBS will improve and expand your wisdom to a point unequalled through the other resource.
- Presents important info with functions in lots of various components: CAD, medical visualization, animation, computing device video games, and more.
- Facilitates accessiblity to someone with an information 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 very important algorithms in easy-to-read pseudocode-useful for either enforcing them and knowing how they work.
- Includes entire references to extra NURBS resources.
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An Introduction to NURBS: With Historical Perspective (The Morgan Kaufmann Series in Computer Graphics) by David F. Rogers