The Corpus Callosum

Bezier Curves

style="border: medium solid rgb(204, 204, 255); padding: 5px; text-align: center; background-color: white;"
cellspacing="5" height="351" width="500">
href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Template:POTD/2007-08-19"
title="Wikipedia:Picture of the day">Wikipedia Picture of
the day href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Bezier_3_big.gif"
class="image" title="Bézier curve"> alt="Bézier curve" longdesc="/wiki/Image:Bezier_3_big.gif"
src="http://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/commons/thumb/f/ff/Bezier_3_big.gif/300px-Bezier_3_big.gif"
height="125" width="300">

An title="Animation">animated cubic href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%C3%A9zier_curve"
title="Bézier curve">Bézier curve

(see href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Image:Bezier_All_anim.gif"
title="Image:Bezier All anim.gif">other types), a href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parametric_curve"
title="Parametric curve">parametric curve
important in href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Computer_graphics"
title="Computer graphics">computer graphics.
Modern title="Computer font">computer fonts use href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/B%C3%A9zier_spline"
title="Bézier spline">Bézier splines
composed of quadratic or cubic Bézier curves to create href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Typeface" title="Typeface">typefaces.

Image credit: href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/User_talk:Twirlip"
title="User talk:Twirlip">Phil Tregoning

href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Picture_of_the_day/August_2007"
title="Wikipedia:Picture of the day/August 2007">Archive
href="http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Wikipedia:Featured_pictures"
title="Wikipedia:Featured pictures">More featured pictures…

Finally, I understand what href="http://mathworld.wolfram.com/BezierCurve.html" rel="tag">Bézier
curves are.

Well, maybe understanding is too strong of a word.
 At least I have an intuitive sense for the rascals.

Comments

  1. #1 Greg P
    August 21, 2007

    I saw these on Wikipedia also, and I have to say I’m not sure what the videos are trying to illustrate.