Bezier curve

variants: or less commonly Bézier curve

Definition of Bezier curve

: a mathematical curve that is often used in computer graphics to model fluid shapes and in animation And it's human beings who create art, not the polygons and Bezier curves of digital technology.— Jack Kroll, Newsweek, 6 Mar. 2000 What is more, a technical standard for representing letters which uses Bezier curves does not depend on any characteristic of the machine which is doing the printing: the same set of curves can be used to drive a professional typesetter or a cheap laser-printer …The Economist, 25 May 1991

First Known Use of Bezier curve

1982, in the meaning defined above

History and Etymology for Bezier curve

after Pierre Étienne Bézier †1999 French engineer, who popularized their use

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“Bezier curve.” Dictionary, Merriam-Webster, Accessed 5 Oct. 2022.

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