[−][src]Crate lyon_geom
Simple 2D geometric primitives on top of euclid.
This crate is reexported in lyon.
Overview.
This crate implements some of the maths to work with:
 lines and line segments,
 quadratic and cubic bézier curves,
 elliptic arcs,
 triangles.
Flattening
Flattening is the action of approximating a curve with a succession of line segments.
The flattening algorithm implemented in this crate is based on the paper Fast, Precise Flattening of Cubic Bézier Segment Offset Curves. It tends to produce a better approximations than the usual recursive subdivision approach (or in other words, it generates less segments for a given tolerance threshold).
The tolerance threshold taken as input by the flattening algorithms corresponds to the maximum distance between the curve and its linear approximation. The smaller the tolerance is, the more precise the approximation and the more segments are generated. This value is typically chosen in function of the zoom level.
The figure above shows a close up on a curve (the dotted line) and its linear approximation (the black segments). The tolerance threshold is represented by the light green area and the orange arrow.
Reexports
pub use arrayvec; 
pub use euclid; 
Modules
arc  Elliptic arc related maths and tools. 
cubic_bezier  
cubic_to_quadratic  
math  Basic types that are used everywhere. Most other lyon crates reexport them. 
quadratic_bezier  
traits  
utils 
Structs
Arc  An elliptic arc curve segment. 
ArcFlags  Flag parameters for arcs as described by the SVG specification. 
CubicBezierSegment  A 2d curve segment defined by four points: the beginning of the segment, two control points and the end of the segment. 
Line  An infinite line defined by a point and a vector. 
LineEquation  A line defined by the equation

LineSegment  A linear segment. 
Monotonic  A x and y monotonic curve segment, for example 
QuadraticBezierSegment  A 2d curve segment defined by three points: the beginning of the segment, a control point and the end of the segment. 
SvgArc  An elliptic arc curve segment using the SVG's endpoint notation. 
Triangle  A 2D triangle defined by three points 
Enums
BezierSegment  Either a cubic, quadratic or linear bézier segment. 
Traits
Segment  Common APIs to segment types. 