Object Hierarchy | Related C++ Class: NurbsCurveList






A NurbsCurveList is a kind of Geometry and is a collection of NurbsCurve objects. You can navigate the NurbsCurveList using the generic objects such as Point and Sample or you can navigate using objects that are specific to the NurbsCurveList such as ControlPoint and NurbsSample. A nurbs curve is defined as follows; surface can be defined similarly in 2 dimensions:

degree: k, order: k+1, Number of Control Points: n, Knot sequence = t(0), t(1)... t(k)... t(n)... t(n+k+1)

...where the knot sequence is non-decreasing which means t(0) <= t(1) <= ..... <= t(n)... <= t(n+k+1)

The above is a general definition for a nurbs curve and IGES standard supports this definition. However in most industrial design systems, people put some constraints on the knot sequence: for a degree k curve, the first k+1 knots and the last k+1 knots are equal, e.g. t(0) = t(1) = ... = t(k) and t(n+1) = t(n+2) =... = t(n+k+1). This ensures the curve passes the start ControlPoint and end ControlPoint which is a nice property to control the final shape of nurbs curve. For now we only support this constrained version of IGES format as we expect most design systems are using this format.


AddCluster AddCurve operator AddEmptyCluster AddICEAttribute
CreateSubComponent EvaluateClusterProperty operator EvaluateNormals operator EvaluatePositions operator
Get operator Get2 operator GetBoundingBox GetBoundingCapsule
GetBoundingSphere GetClosestCurvePosition operator GetClosestCurvePosition2 operator GetClosestLocations operator
GetClosestLocationsWithinRadius operator GetICEAttributeFromName GetRaycastIntersections operator GetSurfacePointLocatorsFromPoints operator
IsClassOf operator IsEqualTo operator RemoveICEAttribute SaveShapeKey
Set operator SetupPointLocatorQueries operator    


Application Cache operator Categories Closed operator
Clusters ControlPoints Curves operator Facets operator
FullName operator Help ICEAttributes Length operator
Name operator NestedObjects Origin OriginPath
Parent Points operator Samples Segments operator
Triangles Type operator    


VBScript Example

set oObject = Application.ActiveProject.ActiveScene.Root.AddGeometry("Arc","NurbsCurve")
set oNurbsCurveList = oObject.ActivePrimitive.Geometry

See Also

NurbsCurve Primitive.Geometry X3DObject.AddNurbsCurveList X3DObject.AddNurbsCurve