Oct 4, 2014  •  In Art/Design, Geek, Science

How Do Computers Render Curves? [Video]

If you’ve ever used vector graphics programs such as Adobe Illustrator, you probably know what a Bézier curve is. But do you know how they work? (In other words, how your computer draws them?)

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The following video by Peter Nowell explains just how. It’s a geeky “how does it work?” instructional that is sure to captivate illustrators — heck, even those with no interest in computer graphics will find this engrossing!

If you want to see more Bézier curves in action, check out these interactive animations by Jason Davies. :-)

Via Gizmodo.

One Response to “How Do Computers Render Curves? [Video]”

  1. Michael:

    Cool, Looks like mechanical linkages we use to study in mechanical engineering class 100 years ago when we were just getting started using the earliest PCs for writing drafting programs.
    But those were back in the days of Iron men and Wooden chips. :)

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