Bézier curve

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A Bézier curve with four control points

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Named after Renault engineer Pierre Bézier who popularized the curves developed earlier by Paul de Casteljau.

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Bézier curve (plural Bézier curves)

  1. (mathematics, computer graphics) A parametric curve defined by a set of control points, two of which are the ends of the curve, and the others determine its shape. Bézier curves are applied e.g. in computer graphics to produce smooth, infinitely scalable curves. [from 1960s]

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