A class of curves that vary continuously between polynomial Lagrange interpolants and polynomial Bézier curves is discussed. An element in this class is specified by a real number which could be used as a shape parameter for Bézier curves. A geometric derivation of this scheme is given, and the connection to Pólya curves is pointed out. A generalization to the case of tensor product and triangular surface patches is also described.
- Bézier curves
- Lagrange interpolation