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During this lecture, we research Bézier and B-spline curves and surfaces, mathematical representations for free-form curves and surfaces which are universal in CAD structures and are used to layout plane and vehicles, in addition to in modeling programs utilized by the pc animation undefined. Bézier/B-splines characterize polynomials and piecewise polynomials in a geometrical demeanour utilizing units of keep watch over issues that outline the form of the skin. the first research instrument utilized in this lecture is blossoming, which supplies a chic labeling of the keep an eye on issues that enables us to research their houses geometrically. Blossoming is used to discover either Bézier and B-spline curves, and specifically to enquire continuity homes, swap of foundation algorithms, ahead differencing, B-spline knot multiplicity, and knot insertion algorithms. We additionally examine triangle diagrams (which are heavily relating to blossoming), direct manipulation of B-spline curves, NURBS curves, and triangular and tensor product surfaces.

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However, for rendering purposes, evaluating a cubic curve with forward differencing is easily stable enough to draw a polynomial curve, especially if double precision floating point numbers are used. And finally, while speed is the primary advantage of forward differencing, realize that de Casteljau’s algorithm is easily fast enough to draw curves at interactive rates. Thus, the complicated fast forward differencing algorithm is unlikely to be chosen over de Casteljau’s algorithm for drawing curves.

U¯ , δ, . . , δ ) f ∗ (u, (n − j )! n− j j where u¯ = (u, 1) and δ = (1, 0). Here, 1 is a unit vector in P, and represents a direction for a directional derivative. A nonunit vector may also be used, but then the resulting evaluation of the blossom will need to be rescaled by the length of this vector raised to the j th power. The theorem can be generalized to allow for different δs for each of the j arguments, leading to mixed directional derivatives. cls September 25, 2006 16:36 POLYNOMIAL CURVES 21 Proof.

2) with Ni0 (u) defined to be 1 if u i−1 ≤ u ≤ u i and 0 otherwise. This latter form is preferred, as we have removed the dependency on n. N and N˜ in the above two recurrence formulas would refer to the same functions, except for different indexes and the dependency of N˜ on n. cls T1: IML September 25, 2006 16:37 B-SPLINES 53 In the previous version, the subscript was constant when moving up and to the right. Now the subscript is constant when moving up and to the left.

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