Red and blue curve points

valentina.rachiele's Avatar


24 Apr, 2013 04:00 PM

Hello everybody!

If I add, say, a Textpath node to Nodebox 3 and turn “Point Numbers” on in the Viewer pane, it shows blue and red dots along the text path. Could you please explain me the meaning and difference between the 2 colors?

  1. Support Staff 1 Posted by Frederik De Ble... on 25 Apr, 2013 12:45 PM

    Frederik De Bleser's Avatar

    Good question!

    NodeBox works with bézier curves. These are mathematical representations of a shape.

    • The blue dots are on-curve points. These are points the bézier curve runs through. In Illustrator, this would be your regular points.

    • The red dots are off-curve points. In Illustrator, these would be the bézier handles.

  2. Frederik De Bleser closed this discussion on 25 Apr, 2013 12:45 PM.

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