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The NURBS Book

  • Les Piegl
  • Wayne Tiller

Part of the Monographs in Visual Communication book series (VISUALCOMM)

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xiv
  2. Les Piegl, Wayne Tiller
    Pages 1-46
  3. Les Piegl, Wayne Tiller
    Pages 47-79
  4. Les Piegl, Wayne Tiller
    Pages 81-116
  5. Les Piegl, Wayne Tiller
    Pages 117-139
  6. Les Piegl, Wayne Tiller
    Pages 141-228
  7. Les Piegl, Wayne Tiller
    Pages 229-279
  8. Les Piegl, Wayne Tiller
    Pages 281-331
  9. Les Piegl, Wayne Tiller
    Pages 333-360
  10. Les Piegl, Wayne Tiller
    Pages 361-453
  11. Les Piegl, Wayne Tiller
    Pages 455-507
  12. Les Piegl, Wayne Tiller
    Pages 509-569
  13. Les Piegl, Wayne Tiller
    Pages 571-591
  14. Les Piegl, Wayne Tiller
    Pages 593-628
  15. Back Matter
    Pages 629-646

About this book

Introduction

The NURBS book covers all aspects of non-uniform rational B-splines necessary to design geometry in a computer aided environment. Basic B-spline features, curve and surface algorithms, and state-of-the-art geometry tools are all discussed. Detailed code for design algorithms and computational tricks are covered too, in a lucid, easy-to-understand style, with a minimum of mathematics and using numerous worked examples. The book is a must for students, researchers, and implementors whose work involves the use of splines.
"Some years ago a few researchers joked about NURBS, saying that the acronym really stands for Nobody Understands Rational B-Splines write the authors in their foreword; they formulate the aim of changing NURBS to EURBS, that is, Everybody ... . There is no doubt that they have achieved this goal. ...
... I highly recommend the book to anyone who is interested in a detailed description of NURBS. It is extremely helpful for students, teachers and designers of geometric modelling systems. ..."
- H. Pottmann, Computer Aided Design, 1996

Keywords

Splines algorithms construction data exchange geometry

Authors and affiliations

  • Les Piegl
    • 1
  • Wayne Tiller
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Computer Science and EngineeringUniversity of South FloridaTampaUSA
  2. 2.GeomWare, Inc.TylerUSA

Bibliographic information

  • DOI https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-642-59223-2
  • Copyright Information Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg 1997
  • Publisher Name Springer, Berlin, Heidelberg
  • eBook Packages Springer Book Archive
  • Print ISBN 978-3-540-61545-3
  • Online ISBN 978-3-642-59223-2
  • Series Print ISSN 1431-6897
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