By David F. Rogers
The most up-to-date from a working laptop or computer photographs pioneer, An advent to NURBS is the fitting source for somebody looking a theoretical and functional knowing of those extremely important curves and surfaces. starting with Bézier curves, the booklet develops a lucid clarification of NURBS curves, then does an analogous for surfaces, continuously stressing very important form layout houses and the features of every curve and floor sort. all through, it is based seriously on illustrations and entirely labored examples to help you seize key NURBS suggestions and deftly practice them on your paintings. Supplementing the lucid, point-by-point directions are illuminating money owed of the historical past of NURBS, written via a few of its so much renowned 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 improve and expand your wisdom to a point unequalled by way of the other resource.
- Presents very important info with purposes in lots of various parts: CAD, medical visualization, animation, laptop video games, and more.
- Facilitates accessiblity to somebody with an information of first-year undergraduate mathematics.
- Details particular NURBS-based recommendations, 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 realizing 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