Draw Curve

Reference

Mode

Edit Mode

Panel

Tool Shelf ‣ Create ‣ Draw Curve

Menu

Add ‣ Draw Curve

Hotkey

Shift-LMB

The Curve draw tool allows you to free-hand draw curves.

Stroke Options

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Curve Stroke panel.

These options can be found in Tool Shelf ‣ Options ‣ Curve Stroke.

Type

Type of curve to use for drawing.

Poly

Bézier Curve with straight line segments (auto handles).

Bézier
Tolerance

Lower values give a result that is closer to the drawing stroke, while higher values give more smoothed results.

Method
Refit

Incrementally re-fits the curve (gives best results).

Split

Splits the curve until the tolerance is met (gives better drawing performance).

Detect Corners

Detects corners and uses non-aligned handles for them.

Corner Angle

Any angles above this are considered corners.

Pressure Radius
Min

Minimum radius when the minimum pressure is applied (also the minimum when tapering)

Max

Radius to use when the maximum pressure is applied (or when a tablet is not used).

Projection Depth

Options to control where/how the curves are drawn.

Cursor

Uses the depth under the cursor to draw curves.

Surface

Used to draw on top of other objects.

Offset

Distance to offset the curve from the surface.

Absolute Offset

Applies a fixed offset (does not scale by the curve radius).

Only First

Only uses the start of the stroke for the depth.

Normal/View

Draws perpendicular to the surface.

Normal/Surface

Draws aligned to the surface.

View

Draws aligned to the viewport.

Draw Options

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Draw Curve panel.

These options can be found in the Redo Last Panel.

Error

Error distance in object units. This can be seen similar to a subdivision rate for the curve. Lower values give a result that is closer to the drawing stroke while higher values give more smoothed results.

Fit Method
Refit

Incrementally re-fits the curve (gives best results).

Split

Splits the curve until the tolerance is met (gives better drawing performance).

Corner Angle

Any angles above this are considered corners.

Cyclic

Toggles whether or not the curve is Cyclic.