Designing a Car Body with Splines

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Change a boxy style to a futuristic shape! Design your dream car with this Demonstration. The body consists of a single B-spline surface. You can modify the overall shape by changing the spline degree in each direction.

Contributed by: Yu-Sung Chang (March 2011)
Open content licensed under CC BY-NC-SA


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Of course, in reality, car bodies are designed much more elaborately. They usually consist of many rational spline surface patches, called NURBS (Non-Uniform Rational B-Splines). In Mathematica, SplineWeights can be used to make a rational B-spline surface.



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