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An abstract class used to describe a family of "graph-like" nodes that can constitute diverse structural descriptors such as articulated skeletons.
non-photorealistic rendering
It helps making comprehensible but simple pictures of complicated objects by employing different simplification techniques.
NonUniform Rational B-splines is a standard way in CAD for describing piecewise rational univariate and tensor product functions. NURBS use the numerically very stable B-spline basis for representing both the numerator and denominator of the rational function. NURBS is a very central geometry representation format in the STEP Standard (ISO 10303).



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