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The NURBS Book (Monographs in Visual Communication) Paperback – October 4, 2013
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"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
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Top Customer Reviews
I've gone through 3 other graphics book trying to get enough clear information on NURBs, but they were all either inadequate or obscure.
"The NURBS Book" is the one you want.
The illustrations are not as clear as they could be so it may make it a little difficult for first-timers to understand. If you're unfamiliar with Bezier and NURBS curves then "Curves and Surfaces for CAGD" by Farin is probably a better place to start. But if you get Farin's book make sure to get the 5th edition since earlier editions aren't as clear.
With that said there is a wealth of information about creating and manipulating NURBS geometry in this book. All explanations are followed by code implementation. The code is a little difficult to understand at first, but if you stick with it you'll understand their coding style.
4 stars since thier layout and illustrations could be a lot clearer.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
This is book is an authority in the subject. In last 13 years there is no book which is as detailed and through as this.Published on February 8, 2008 by Sambit Kumar Dash
This book is complete, but there is too many math formula. The composition is appr. 80% formula explanation, 10% sample and 10% algorithm. Read morePublished on May 23, 2000 by rival
Before owning this book i cassified NURBS as kind of mathematical definitions of curves and surfaces. Read morePublished on December 29, 1999 by Marcin Sokalski