Jeff Cantin's 1999 demonstration on Basic Splinemanship is now playing at the top of the forum.
A few features and methodologies have changed over the past 12 years but you owe it to yourself to review this demo.
What is the difference between a Spline and a Patch?
What defines a legal Patch?
Why use Named Groups?
Discover this and a whole lot more via this classic basic splinesmanship demo.
While Jeff doesn't drop into the forum very often these days his website is still active:
Click here to view the demo at A:M Films: http://amfilms.hash.com/video/117/Jeff-Can...PH--99--LA'
Stay tuned right after Jeff's Demo for Billy Eggington's classic demonstration of modeling a dog. You've never seen a dog quite like this one!
Note: These demos were recorded in LA at SIGGRAPH '99.