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Rational B-Splines for Curve and Surface Representation
September 1983 (vol. 3 no. 6)
pp. 61-69
Wayne Tiller, Structural Dynamics Research Corporation
Nonuniform, rational B-splines, capable of representing both precise quadric primitives and free-form curves and surfaces, offer an efficient mathematical form for geometric modeling systems.

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Wayne Tiller, "Rational B-Splines for Curve and Surface Representation," IEEE Computer Graphics and Applications, vol. 3, no. 6, pp. 61-69, Sept. 1983, doi:10.1109/MCG.1983.263244
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