# NURBS

From polycount

NURBS is short for Non-Uniform Rational B-Spline, a mathematical representation of a 3-dimensional object.

Most CAD/CAM applications support NURBS, which can be used to represent analytic shapes, such as cones, as well as free-form shapes, such as car bodies. NURBS are not used much for games because they create a large number of polygons, but it is an available modeling method in many artist 3D packages.