57: NURBS (NonUniform Rational B-Splines): A Primer



Wednesday, Half Day
1:30 – 5:15 pm
Room 006AB

A working knowledge of the underlying mathematics of NURBS is provided. Approaching the topic from an engineering point of view, this course focuses on the fundamental principles required to understand and develop a fast rational B-spline (NURBS) surface algorithm.

Prerequisites
College algebra and plane geometry are useful. Some programming experience or experience using Bèzier, B-Spline, or NURBS packages is useful.

Organizer/Lecturer
David F. Rogers
U.S. Naval Academy


Schedule


1:30 Bézier and B-Spline Curves
-The Genesis of NURBS
-Bézier Curves
-B-Spline Curves
-General Questions
Rogers
2:30 Advanced B-Spline Curves
-Rational B-spline Curves (NURBS)
-General Questions
Rogers
3:15 Break
3:30 Bézier and B-Spline Surfaces
-Bézier Surfaces
-B-Spline Surfaces
Rogers




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