# NurbsCurveResult¶

from panda3d.core import NurbsCurveResult

class NurbsCurveResult

Bases: ReferenceCount

The result of a NurbsCurveEvaluator. This object represents a curve in a particular coordinate space. It can return the point and/or tangent to the curve at any point.

This is not related to NurbsCurve, CubicCurveseg or any of the ParametricCurve-derived objects in this module. It is a completely parallel implementation of NURBS curves, and will probably eventually replace the whole ParametricCurve class hierarchy.

Inheritance diagram

__init__(param0: NurbsCurveResult)
adaptiveSample(tolerance: float)None

Determines the set of subdivisions necessary to approximate the curve with a set of linear segments, no point of which is farther than tolerance units from the actual curve.

After this call, you may walk through the resulting set of samples with getNumSamples(), getSampleT(), and getSamplePoint().

evalExtendedPoint(t: float, d: int)float

Evaluates the curve in n-dimensional space according to the extended vertices associated with the curve in the indicated dimension.

evalExtendedPoints(t: float, d: int, result: PN_stdfloat_[], num_values: int)bool

Simultaneously performs evalExtendedPoint() on a contiguous sequence of dimensions. The dimensions evaluated are d through (d + num_values - 1); the results are filled into the num_values elements in the indicated result array.

evalPoint(t: float, point: LVecBase3)bool

Computes the point on the curve corresponding to the indicated value in parametric time. Returns true if the t value is valid, false otherwise.

evalSegmentExtendedPoint(segment: int, t: float, d: int)float

Evaluates the curve in n-dimensional space according to the extended vertices associated with the curve in the indicated dimension.

evalSegmentExtendedPoints(segment: int, t: float, d: int, result: PN_stdfloat_[], num_values: int)None

Simultaneously performs evalExtendedPoint() on a contiguous sequence of dimensions. The dimensions evaluated are d through (d + num_values - 1); the results are filled into the num_values elements in the indicated result array.

evalSegmentPoint(segment: int, t: float, point: LVecBase3)None

Evaluates the point on the curve corresponding to the indicated value in parametric time within the indicated curve segment. t should be in the range [0, 1].

The curve is internally represented as a number of connected (or possibly unconnected) piecewise continuous segments. The exact number of segments for a particular curve depends on the knot vector, and is returned by getNumSegments(). Normally, evalPoint() is used to evaluate a point along the continuous curve, but when you care more about local continuity, you can use evalSegmentPoint() to evaluate the points along each segment.

evalSegmentTangent(segment: int, t: float, tangent: LVecBase3)None

As evalSegmentPoint(), but computes the tangent to the curve at the indicated point. The tangent vector will not necessarily be normalized, and could be zero, particularly at the endpoints.

evalTangent(t: float, tangent: LVecBase3)bool

Computes the tangent to the curve at the indicated point in parametric time. This tangent vector will not necessarily be normalized, and could be zero. See also evalPoint().

getEndT()float

Returns the last legal value of t on the curve.

getNumSamples()int

Returns the number of sample points generated by the previous call to adaptiveSample().

getNumSegments()int

Returns the number of piecewise continuous segments within the curve. This number is usually not important unless you plan to call evalSegmentPoint().

getSamplePoint(n: int)LPoint3

Returns the point on the curve of the nth sample point generated by the previous call to adaptiveSample().

For tangents, or extended points, you should use getSampleT() and pass it into evalTangent() or evalExtendedPoint().

getSamplePoints()list
getSampleT(n: int)float

Returns the t value of the nth sample point generated by the previous call to adaptiveSample().

getSampleTs()list
getSegmentT(segment: int, t: float)float

Accepts a t value in the range [0, 1], and assumed to be relative to the indicated segment (as in evalSegmentPoint()), and returns the corresponding t value in the entire curve (as in evalPoint()).

getStartT()float

Returns the first legal value of t on the curve. Usually this is 0.0.