gluNurbsCurve

The gluNurbsCurve function defines the shape of a NURBS curve.

void gluNurbsCurve(
  GLUnurbsObj *nobj,
  GLint nknots,
  GLfloat *knot,
  GLint stride,
  GLfloat *ctlarray,
  GLint order,
  GLenum type
);

Parameters

nobj
The NURBS object (created with gluNewNurbsRenderer).
nknots
The number of knots in knot. The nknots parameter equals the number of control points plus the order.
knot
An array of nknots nondecreasing knot values.
stride
The offset (as a number of single precisionfloating-point values) between successive curve control points.
ctlarray
A pointer to an array of control points. The coordinates must agree with type.
order
The order of the NURBS curve. The order parameter equals degree + 1; hence a cubic curve has an order of 4.
type
The type of the curve. If this curve is defined within a gluBeginCurve/gluEndCurve pair, then the type can be any of the valid one-dimensional evaluator types (such as GL_MAP1_VERTEX_3 or GL_MAP1_COLOR_4). Between a gluBeginTrim/gluEndTrim pair, the only valid types are GLU_MAP1_TRIM_2 and GLU_MAP1_TRIM_3.

Remarks

When gluNurbsCurve appears between a gluBeginCurve/gluEndCurve pair, it describes a curve to be rendered. You associate positional, texture, and color coordinates by presenting each as a separate gluNurbsCurve between a gluBeginCurve/gluEndCurve pair. Do not make more than one call to gluNurbsCurve for color, position, and texture data within a single gluBeginCurve/gluEndCurve pair. Make exactly one call to describe the position of the curve (a type of GL_MAP1_VERTEX_3 or GL_MAP1_VERTEX_4).

When gluNurbsCurve appears between a gluBeginTrim/gluEndTrim pair, it describes a trimming curve on a NURBS surface. If type is GLU_MAP1_TRIM_2, it describes a curve in two-dimensional (u and v) parameter space. If it is GLU_MAP1_TRIM_3, it describes a curve in two-dimensional homogeneous (u, v, and w) parameter space. For more discussion about trimming curves, see gluBeginTrim.

Example

The following functions render a textured NURBS curve with normals:

gluBeginCurve(nobj); 
    gluNurbsCurve(nobj, ..., GL_MAP1_TEXTURE_COORD_2); 
    gluNurbsCurve(nobj, ..., GL_MAP1_NORMAL); 
    gluNurbsCurve(nobj, ..., GL_MAP1_VERTEX_4);  
gluEndCurve(nobj);  

Requirements

  Windows NT/2000: Requires Windows NT 3.5 or later.
  Windows 95/98: Requires Windows 95 or later. Available as a redistributable for Windows 95.
  Header: Declared in Glu.h.
  Library: Use Glu32.lib.

See Also

gluBeginCurve, gluBeginTrim, gluEndCurve, gluEndTrim, gluNewNurbsRenderer, gluPwlCurve


  

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