SOLVED Bezier handle question



  • Sorry for the newby questions, but I've tried in vain to find an answer in the documentation. I have a shape that at a certain angle one of the Bezier handles turns blue. I understand what that means when it is on a line segment, but not on a Bezier handle. ?


  • admin

    the handles become blue when the oncurve is smooth, but the handles are not aligned nicely in the same direction.

    0_1528453601710_Screen Shot 2018-06-08 at 12.26.22.png

    this can happen when something else has edited contour data – the editing tool has no support for detecting and re-calculating smooth points.


  • admin

    hi, thanks for the question.

    I cannot reproduce the effect you describe… can you please post a screenshot?

    thanks!


  • admin

    blue outline errors indicates the is something 1 unit off or less (that value can be set in the prefs)


  • admin

    right, I know about outline errors for almost-straight line segments:

    outline errors (preference)

    but @rabeu1 refers to outline errors being highlighted in handles – how can that happen?

    outline errors (screenshot)


  • admin

    the handles become blue when the oncurve is smooth, but the handles are not aligned nicely in the same direction.

    0_1528453601710_Screen Shot 2018-06-08 at 12.26.22.png

    this can happen when something else has edited contour data – the editing tool has no support for detecting and re-calculating smooth points.


  • admin

    @typemytype ahh, good to know. thanks!