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The NURBS Book : Monographs in Visual Communications - Les Piegl

The NURBS Book

Monographs in Visual Communications

Paperback Published: 14th November 1996
ISBN: 9783540615453
Number Of Pages: 646

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Until recently B-spline curves and surfaces (NURBS) were principally of interest to the computer aided design community, where they have become the standard for curve and surface description. Today we are seeing expanded use of NURBS in modeling objects for the visual arts, including the film and entertainment industries, art, and sculpture. NURBS are now also being used for modeling scenes for virtual reality applications. These applications are expected to increase. Consequently, it is quite appropriate for The.N'URBS Book to be part of the Monographs in Visual Communication Series. B-spline curves and surfaces have been an enduring element throughout my pro- fessional life. The first edition of Mathematical Elements for Computer Graphics, published in 1972, was the first computer aided design/interactive computer graph- ics textbook to contain material on B-splines. That material was obtained through the good graces of Bill Gordon and Louie Knapp while they were at Syracuse University. A paper of mine, presented during the Summer of 1977 at a Society of Naval Architects and Marine Engineers meeting on computer aided ship surface design, was arguably the first to examine the use of B-spline curves for ship design. For many, B-splines, rational B-splines, and NURBS have been a bit mysterious.

Curve and Surface Basics
B-Spline Basis Functions
B-spline Curves and Surfaces
Rational B-spline Curves and Surfaces
Fundamental Geometric Algorithms
Advanced Geometric Algorithms
Conics and Circles
Construction of Common Surfaces
Curve and Surface Fitting
Advanced Surface Construction Techniques
Shape Modification Tools
Standards and Data Exchange
B-spline Programming Concepts
References
Index
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ISBN: 9783540615453
ISBN-10: 3540615458
Series: Monographs in Visual Communications
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 646
Published: 14th November 1996
Publisher: Springer-Verlag Berlin and Heidelberg Gmbh & Co. Kg
Country of Publication: DE
Dimensions (cm): 23.62 x 15.65  x 3.84
Weight (kg): 0.95
Edition Number: 2
Edition Type: Revised