NURBS (nonuniform rational B-splines) are mathematical representations of 2- or 3-dimensional objects, which can be standard shapes (such as a cone) or free-form shapes (such as a car). NURBS are used in computer graphics and the CAD/CAM industry and have come to be regarded as a standard way to create and represent complex objects. In addition to curves and surfaces, NURBS can also represent hypersurfaces.
Most sophisticated graphic creation tools provide an interface for using NURBS, which are flexible enough to design a wide range of shapes - anything from points to straight lines to conic sections. NURBS are compact expressions that can be evaluated and displayed quickly. NURBS work especially well in 3-D modeling, allowing the designer to easily manipulate control vertices, called ISO curves, and control curvature and the smoothness of contours. NURBS are defined by both control points and weights. It takes very little data to define a NURB.
A spline is a usually curvy pattern used to guide someone shaping something large, such as a boat hull. The B-spline is based (the B stands for basis ) on four local functions or control points that lie outside the curve itself. Nonuniform is the idea that some sections of a defined shape (between any two points) can be shortened or elongated relative to other sections in the overall shape. Rational describes the ability to give more weight to some points in the shape than to other points in considering each positions relation to another object. (This is sometimes referred to as a 4th dimensional characteristic.)
The Creative Process is a Place
In the midst of a creation, an artist is not a creator separate from the work. Instead, the artist is IN the process. And the process is always moving.
Studio of the Mind
An artist inhabits a studio of the mind stocked with intellectual resources of imagination, experience, and wonder.
What emerges from the flowing mind studio? The arts! Visual art, music, poetry, ideas, dance, literature, culinary delights. And what is the function of the arts?
Portal to the Creative ProcessEach artwork functions as a portal back into the creative process. When you buy a piece of original art you have a portal directly into the flow of creativity that produced it. The function of art is to engage the creative process, to get energy from and to give energy back. The ebb and flow of creativity irrigates the imagination and springs open the creative process.
Using light logic by creating highlights in my drawing. Used textured paper to better capture realism...Also using vertical location to show distance between object. - Diejon B
I feel like I'm growing better with using pastels. I am becoming more confident in blending, therefore overlapping some of the reflections over the shadows. I am shocked at how amazied I am at the fact that you can use the eraser to block in the shapes. I'm going to continue to use pastels. - Chance C.
In my first drawing, you can see where I understood the concept, however the values weren't as dominant as I would have liked. Moving forward with the second drawing, I was able to blend my colors more. I also feel I was pretty accurate with the size relationships and being able to tell one lemon was in front of the other. - Kristianna G
Your resume is one of the most powerful tools in your job search, but it might be full of words that drain it of its strength. “[Buzzwords] once had meaning, but they have been repeated so often that hiring managers gloss over them,” says Mitchell Langbert, associate professor of business management at Brooklyn College.
To help you make sure you’re not filling your prime resume real estate with meaningless jargon, we’re breaking down which resume words to avoid, and which terms to add. Now read on you problem-solving, goal-setting, self-motivating go-getter. (Yep, these words are all on the good-to-go list.)
Bottom-lineWhile these words and phrases were actually once effective and meaningful, they are now “dying from overuse,” says Langbert.
Outside the box
Replace buzzwords with “action verbs that describe what you’ve done and how those experiences have contributed to your success or the success of the company,” saysEleesha Martin, senior recruiting specialist at G&A Partners.
Bruce D. Taylor is the director of education for the Washington National Opera, in Washington, D.C.
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