Bezier curve

noun
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 KrollNewsweek6 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 Economist25 May 1991

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Origin and Etymology of bezier curve

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


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