By David F. Rogers
The most modern from a working laptop or computer photographs pioneer, An creation to NURBS is the right source for somebody looking a theoretical and useful realizing of those vitally important curves and surfaces. starting with Bézier curves, the e-book develops a lucid rationalization of NURBS curves, then does an analogous for surfaces, continuously stressing very important form layout homes and the functions of every curve and floor variety. all through, it is based seriously on illustrations and completely labored examples that can assist you grab key NURBS options and deftly follow them on your paintings. Supplementing the lucid, point-by-point directions are illuminating money owed of the historical past of NURBS, written through a few of its so much admired 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 some extent unequalled by way of the other resource.
- Presents important info with purposes in lots of various components: CAD, medical visualization, animation, laptop video games, and more.
- Facilitates accessiblity to an individual with a data 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 vital algorithms in easy-to-read pseudocode-useful for either imposing them and realizing 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