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Meaning of BEZIER

 
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(After Frenchman Pierre Bézier from Regie Renault) A collection of formulae for describing curved lines (bezier curve) and surfaces (bezier surface), first used in 1972 to model automobile surfaces.

Curves and surfaces are defined by a set of "control points" which can be moved interactively making Bezier curves and surfaces convenient for interactive graphic design.

["Principles of interactive computer graphics", William M. Newman, Graw-Hill].

 

 

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