## BezierCurve3d Class

3d Bezier curve class.

• Use BezierCurve3dH if the curve has weights.
• The control points (xyz) are managed as the _packedData buffer in the _polygon member of BezierCurveBase.

### Methods

Name Description
constructor(blockSize: number, data: Float64Array): Protected
clone(): Clone as a bezier 3d.
clonePartialCurve(f0: number, f1: number): BezierCurve3d | undefined Clone the interval from f0 to f1.
cloneTransformed(transform: Transform): Return a curve after transform.
copyPointsAsLineString(): Return poles as a linestring
dispatchToGeometryHandler(handler: GeometryHandler): any Second step of double dispatch: call `handler.handleBezierCurve3d(this)`
extendRange(rangeToExtend: Range3d, transform?: Transform): void Extend `rangeToExtend`, using candidate extrema at
both end points
any internal extrema in x,y,z

fractionToPoint(fraction: number, result?: Point3d): Return a (de-weighted) point on the curve.
fractionToPointAnd2Derivatives(fraction: number, result?: Plane3dByOriginAndVectors): Construct a plane with
origin at the fractional position along the arc
x axis is the first derivative, i.e.

fractionToPointAndDerivative(fraction: number, result?: Ray3d): Return the cartesian point and derivative vector.
getPolePoint3d(i: number, result?: Point3d): Point3d | undefined Return a specific pole as a full `[x,y,z] Point3d`
getPolePoint4d(i: number, result?: Point4d): Point4d | undefined Return a specific pole as a full `[w*x,w*y,w*z, w] Point4d`
isAlmostEqual(other: any): boolean Near-equality test on poles.
isSameGeometryClass(other: any): boolean test if `other` is also a BezierCurve3d.
loadSpanPoles(data: Float64Array, spanIndex: number): void Load order 3 doubles from data[3 spanIndex] as poles
tryTransformInPlace(transform: Transform): boolean apply the transform to the control points.
create(data: Point3d[] | Point2d[]): BezierCurve3d | undefined Static Create a curve with given points.
createOrder(order: number): Static create a bezier curve of specified order, filled with zeros

### Inherited methods

Name Inherited from Description
addMappedStrokesToLineString3D(map: StrokeCountMap, linestring: LineString3d): number CurvePrimitive * evaluate strokes at fractions indicated in a StrokeCountMap.
allocateAndZeroBezierWorkData(primaryBezierOrder: number, orderA: number, orderB: number): void Protected BezierCurveBase set up the _workBezier members with specific order.
announceClipIntervals(_clipper: Clipper, _announce?: AnnounceNumberNumberCurvePrimitive): boolean CurvePrimitive Find intervals of this curvePrimitive that are interior to a clipper
appendPlaneIntersectionPoints(plane: PlaneAltitudeEvaluator, result: CurveLocationDetail[]): number CurvePrimitive Compute intersections with a plane.
closestPoint(spacePoint: Point3d, extend: VariantCurveExtendParameter): CurveLocationDetail | undefined CurvePrimitive Search for the curve point that is closest to the spacePoint.
computeAndAttachRecursiveStrokeCounts(options?: StrokeOptions, parentMap?: StrokeCountMap): void CurvePrimitive attach StrokeCountMap structure to this primitive (and recursively to any children)
* Base class implementation (here) gets the simple count from computeStrokeCountForOptions and attaches it.
computeStrokeCountForOptions(options?: StrokeOptions): number BezierCurveBase Assess length and turn to determine a stroke count.
copyPolesAsJsonArray(): any[] BezierCurveBase Return a simple array of arrays with the control points as `[[x,y,z],[x,y,z],..]`
curveLength(): number CurvePrimitive return the length of the curve.
curveLengthBetweenFractions(fraction0: number, fraction1: number): number CurvePrimitive Returns a (high accuracy) length of the curve between fractional positions
* Curve length is always positive.
curveLengthWithFixedIntervalCountQuadrature(fraction0: number, fraction1: number, numInterval: number, numGauss: number = 5): number CurvePrimitive Run an integration (with a default gaussian quadrature) with a fixed fractional step
This is typically called by specific curve type implementations of curveLengthBetweenFractions.
emitStrokableParts(handler: IStrokeHandler, _options?: StrokeOptions): void BezierCurveBase announce intervals with stroke counts
emitStrokes(dest: LineString3d, options?: StrokeOptions): void BezierCurveBase append stroke points to a linestring, based on `strokeCount` and `fractionToPoint` from derived class
endPoint(): BezierCurveBase Return the end point.
fractionAndDistanceToPointOnTangent(fraction: number, distance: number): CurvePrimitive Construct a point extrapolated along tangent at fraction.
fractionToFrenetFrame(fraction: number, result?: Transform): Transform | undefined CurvePrimitive Construct a frenet frame:
origin at the point on the curve
x axis is unit vector along the curve (tangent)
* y axis is perpendicular and in the plane of the osculating circle.
fractionToParentFraction(fraction: number): number BezierCurveBase map `fraction` from this Bezier curves inherent 0..1 range to the (a,b) range of parent
* ( The parent range should have been previously defined with `setInterval`)
fractionToPointAndUnitTangent(fraction: number, result?: Ray3d): CurvePrimitive Returns a ray whose origin is the curve point and direction is the unit tangent.
getFractionToDistanceScale(): number | undefined CurvePrimitive If the curve primitive has distance-along-curve strictly proportional to curve fraction, return true
If distance-along-the-curve is not proportional, return undefined.
isInPlane(): boolean BezierCurveBase return true if all poles are on a plane.
moveSignedDistanceFromFraction(startFraction: number, signedDistance: number, allowExtension: boolean, result?: CurveLocationDetail): CurvePrimitive * (Attempt to) find a position on the curve at a signed distance from start fraction.
moveSignedDistanceFromFractionGeneric(startFraction: number, signedDistance: number, allowExtension: boolean, result?: CurveLocationDetail): Protected CurvePrimitive Generic algorithm to search for point at signed distance from a fractional startPoint.
polygonLength(): number BezierCurveBase Return the length of the control polygon.
quickLength(): number BezierCurveBase Return the control polygon length as a quick length estimate.
range(transform?: Transform, result?: Range3d): GeometryQuery return the range of the entire (tree) GeometryQuery
reverseInPlace(): void BezierCurveBase reverse the poles in place
saturateInPlace(knotVector: KnotVector, spanIndex: number): boolean BezierCurveBase saturate the pole in place, using knot intervals from `spanIndex` of the `knotVector`
setInterval(a: number, b: number): void BezierCurveBase Set mapping to parent curve (e.g.
startPoint(): BezierCurveBase Return the start point.
tryTranslateInPlace(dx: number, dy: number = 0, dz: number = 0): boolean GeometryQuery try to move the geometry by dx,dy,dz
installStrokeCountMap(curve: CurvePrimitive, curveMap: StrokeCountMap, parentMap?: StrokeCountMap): void Static CurvePrimitive final install step to save curveMap in curve.

### Inherited properties

Name Type Inherited from Description
_polygon Protected Bezier1dNd BezierCurveBase Control points
_workCoffsA Protected undefined | Float64Array BezierCurveBase scratch array for use by derived classes, using allocateAndZeroBezierWorkData for sizing.
_workCoffsB Protected undefined | Float64Array BezierCurveBase scratch array for use by derived classes, using allocateAndZeroBezierWorkData for sizing.
_workData0 Protected Float64Array BezierCurveBase scratch data blocks accessible by concrete class.
_workData1 Protected Float64Array BezierCurveBase scratch data blocks accessible by concrete class.
_workPoint0 Protected Point3d BezierCurveBase Scratch xyz point accessible by derived classes.
_workPoint1 Protected Point3d BezierCurveBase Scratch xyz point accessible by derived classes.
children Accessor ReadOnly GeometryQuery[] | undefined GeometryQuery return GeometryQuery children for recursive queries.

* leaf classes do not need to implement.
curvePrimitiveType "bezierCurve" = "bezierCurve" BezierCurveBase
degree Accessor ReadOnly number BezierCurveBase (property accessor) Return the polynomial degree (one less than order)
geometryCategory "curvePrimitive" = "curvePrimitive" CurvePrimitive
isExtensibleFractionSpace Accessor ReadOnly boolean CurvePrimitive Returns true if the curve's fraction queries extend beyond 0..1.
Base class default implementation returns false.
These class (and perhaps others in the future) will return true:
LineSegment3d
LineString3d
Arc3d
numPoles Accessor ReadOnly number BezierCurveBase (property accessor) Return the number of poles (aka control points)
order Accessor ReadOnly number BezierCurveBase (property accessor) Return the polynomial order
strokeData undefined | StrokeCountMap CurvePrimitive data attached during stroking for facets.

### Defined in

Last Updated: 20 September, 2019