By David F. Rogers
The most modern from a working laptop or computer images pioneer, An advent to NURBS is the suitable source for someone looking a theoretical and functional knowing of those extremely important curves and surfaces. starting with Bézier curves, the ebook develops a lucid rationalization of NURBS curves, then does an identical for surfaces, constantly stressing very important form layout homes and the services of every curve and floor kind. all through, it is based seriously on illustrations and entirely labored examples that can assist you grab key NURBS recommendations and deftly practice them on your paintings. Supplementing the lucid, point-by-point directions are illuminating bills of the background of NURBS, written by way of a few of its such a lot favorite 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 increase and expand your wisdom to some extent unequalled by means of the other resource.
- Presents important info with functions in lots of diverse components: CAD, medical visualization, animation, desktop video games, and more.
- Facilitates accessiblity to a person 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 vital algorithms in easy-to-read pseudocode-useful for either imposing them and figuring out how they work.
- Includes whole 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