1. Limited time only! Sign up for a free 30min personal tutor trial with Chegg Tutors
    Dismiss Notice
Dismiss Notice
Join Physics Forums Today!
The friendliest, high quality science and math community on the planet! Everyone who loves science is here!

Bezier curve tangent angles?

  1. Sep 4, 2010 #1
    I am trying to do some calculations that involve cubic Bezier curves. I've been looking all over the place for information about Bezier curves, but I can't find anything that has what I'm looking for.

    I need to be able to figure out the length of any curve with known control points (approximations are fine). And then I need to be able to get the tangent angle at any point on the curve.

    I really have no idea how to figure this out, and most of the equations on lots of math websites and in the wikipedia entry have lots of complex equations that are only explained using terms that someone who already knew what they were looking at would understand...

    Thanks in advance!
    -Zippy Dee
    Ted Newman
  2. jcsd
Know someone interested in this topic? Share this thread via Reddit, Google+, Twitter, or Facebook

Can you offer guidance or do you also need help?
Draft saved Draft deleted

Similar Threads - Bezier curve tangent Date
Need help with bezier curve style question Jun 28, 2014
Cubic Bezier Curve Problem Feb 1, 2014
Tangency of the Bezier Curve? Mar 11, 2013
Continuity of the Bezier Curve, Question Mar 10, 2013
Bezier Curve Question Feb 7, 2013