nurbs patches

not coding this time
just wondering if are there yet opengl systems wich can operate directly on nurbs…
i mean evaluation, rendering, and support operations like normal evals, all in hardware.

i was thinking about this as another step into good graphics: car bumps more realistic, automatic scalable geometry…
also better terrain rendering, better mesh animation (like quake characters, to say)

are there cards wich Xelerate nurbs?


Hi DoloMighty!

As far as I know there is no mainstream gfx card that accelerates nurbs YET. I’m still waiting for that too.

It is said that the PSX-2 can handle nurbs, even so it does not accerate them.

We will see

Kind regards,


And may the nurbs be with you!