Green Circles Definition

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Jonne Haven
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Green Circles Definition

Post by Jonne Haven » Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:09 pm

This may be a dumb question but I'm not used to seeing larger green circle points. What do they mean? I can't seem to find the answer in the tutorial.



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Re: Green Circles Definition

Post by Erwin Denissen » Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:23 pm

We added a description in section (Points) which is available in the PDF and the Help, but it isn't online yet:

In Point mode the rectangles and the larger green circles represent on curve points. The rectangles represent corners, while the large green circles indicate the curve is smooth. The smaller circles are off curve points. Such off curve points are also known as handles or control points.
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Re: Green Circles Definition

Post by MikeW » Thu Dec 01, 2016 12:30 pm

Yesterday when I first opened a glyph for editing, I said...what the heck? It was easy to figure out and the help file does describe the change.

I am quite use to it now and I think its a good change.

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Re: Green Circles Definition

Post by PJMiller » Thu Dec 01, 2016 10:22 pm

It took me by surprise but it's quite easy to get used to.

and it is an improvement.

My only question would be, how close do the angles have to be before it is classified as a smooth curve?

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