


57: NURBS (NonUniform Rational BSplines): 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 Bspline (NURBS)
surface algorithm.
Prerequisites
College algebra and plane geometry are useful. Some programming
experience or experience using Bèzier, BSpline,
or NURBS packages is useful.
Organizer/Lecturer
David F. Rogers
U.S. Naval Academy
Schedule
1:30 
Bézier
and BSpline Curves
The Genesis of NURBS
Bézier Curves
BSpline Curves
General Questions
Rogers 
2:30 
Advanced
BSpline Curves
Rational Bspline Curves (NURBS)
General Questions
Rogers 
3:15 
Break 
3:30 
Bézier
and BSpline Surfaces
Bézier Surfaces
BSpline Surfaces
Rogers 


