Bezier Curves: No Tool For Trading by Donald R. Lambert
ARTICLE SYNOPSIS ...Bezier Curves: No Tool For Trading by Donald R. Lambert
Once upon a time, long, long ago, when the dates all ended in ""B.C."" (which, as we all know, stands for ""before computers""), draftsmen were often faced with a problem. The head draftsman would tell his assistant to draw a smooth curve that passed through a series of given points. The assistant would get out a long thin sheet of metal called a ""spline,"" fasten it to his drafting board so that it passed through the desired points and draw the required line.
This method was grand for producing plans, but when it came time to convert ...