Using the bezier curves extension

I installed the bezier curves extension from the Extension Warehouse and am able to easily select the plugin for use. When I use the tool I choose ‘2’ for end points then click a first and second point, manipulate the curve to look just right… but when I click to ‘set’ the curve it changes shape. Can someone tell me what I’m missing here? Probably something pretty lame that I haven’t figured out…

D’oh! I figured out I wanted to use only one point, not 2! I apologize for posting a question only to figure it out myself :-/

No need for apologies. It’s good you figured it out.

And for what it’s worth, it’s not the endpoints you’re entering. Think of the value as the number of spaces between control points.

You might also have a look at Fredo’s Bezier Spline extension from the Sketchucation Plugin Store. Although you may, you aren’t required to enter a number for the spaces between control points for a Bezier curve. You put them in until you don’t need any more and double click to set the last one. You can add more control points while editing and change the number of segments, The extension also has other types of curves.

Thanks for the explanation and insight into bezier extensions!
Understanding that I’m setting control points and NOT end points makes
perfect sense…now :slight_smile:

I noticed various comments on various Bezier plugins… do you think the
Fredo Bezier Spline is the best/only one I should have in my ‘toolbox’ or
is there reason to have more than one?



BTW Here’s a screenshot of corbels I created using bezier curves after
learning how helpful they are from a session Dave R (that must be you,
right?) presented at Basecamp 2016:

Now it’s off to the shop to do some analog beziers … :grin:

Hi Matt,

Yeah. That was me. :smiley:

Nice work on the corbels. Good luck in the shop.

As to whether or not Fredo’s Bezier Spline extension should be the only one you have, I don’t know. For me, it’s the only one I need.


Followed your comments and went through all the gears to get set up with
sketchUcation and got the Bezier Spline plugin installed. Much less fuss
than the other Bezier tool… it works just like I remembered in your
presentation allowing quick, accurate and straight forward drawing and/or
copying of irregular curves. This is much quicker than drawing
connected/tangent arc segments and trying to manipulate their shape using
the scale tool like I used to do.

Thanks again,


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