My apologies if this is asked in the wrong spot, I believe that this problem has a fairly simple solution... but it is beyond me. Given three points (
A,B,C) drawn at random, how do you figure out the middle point's (
B) control points (
B1?, B2?) for a bezier curve? The image below will help illustrate what I am looking for. The best way I can describe it (not knowing the lingo that is) would be needing the tangent of the angle formed.
I have the incorrect control points (B1, B2) coordinates calculated now as 1/6 the distance of the line length. But they would have to be higher (in this example) to give a proper bezier curve. How can I calculate those coordinates (B1?, B2?) given that I have the coordinates for all the other points labeled below? Hopefully this is as simple as I imagine!
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Here is how I calculate the incorrect (B1, B2) control points:
B1x = Bx - ((Bx - Ax)/6) B1y = By - ((By - Ay)/6) B2x = Cx + ((Bx - Cx)/6) B2y = Cy + ((By - Cy)/6)
Thank you SO much in advance!