from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 4th Edition
- n. Any of a series of projections on a shaft that fit into slots on a corresponding shaft, enabling both to rotate together.
- n. The groove or slot for such a projection.
- n. A flexible piece of wood, hard rubber, or metal used in drawing curves.
- n. A wooden or metal strip; a slat.
from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License
- n. A rectangular piece that fits grooves like key seats in a hub and a shaft, so that while the one may slide endwise on the other, both must revolve together.
- n. A flexible strip of metal or other material, that may be bent into a curve and used in a similar manner to a ruler to draw smooth curves between points.
- n. Any of a number of smooth curves used to join points.
- n. A strip of wood or other material inserted into grooves in each of two pieces of wood to provide additional surface for gluing.
- v. To smooth (a curve or surface) by means of a spline.
- v. To fit with a spline.
- v. To fasten to or together with a spline.
from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English
- n. A rectangular piece fitting grooves like key seats in a hub and a shaft, so that while the one may slide endwise on the other, both must revolve together; a feather; also, sometimes, a groove to receive such a rectangular piece.
- n. A long, flexble piece of wood sometimes used as a ruler.
from The Century Dictionary and Cyclopedia
- n. In machinery, a rectangular piece or key fitting into a groove in the hub of a wheel, and a similar groove in a shaft, so that, while the wheel may slide endwise on the shaft, both must revolve together. See cut under paint-mill.
- n. A flexible strip of wood or hard rubber used by draftsmen in laying out broad sweeping curves, especially in railroad work.
- To fit with a spline.
- n. In building, a thin piece of board, especially when used under certain conditions, as in light and thin ceiling, the filling of large panels like the backs of seats in a church, or the curved outer shell of the centering for an arch.
from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.
- n. a thin strip (wood or metal)
- n. a flexible strip (wood or rubber) used in drawing curved lines
(The word spline is often incorrectly used for this.)
"exposure" would have taught them that a spline is a small piece of wood inserted to keep a mortise joint tight.
In most aluminum-framed screens, the screen material is held in place by a vinyl bead called spline which is inserted into a channel that runs the entire perimeter of the frame.
A spline is a much more generic item, and different materials can serve as splines .... in the case you refer to, however, there is a specific kind of spline necessary.
Only "tweak" you need to play with is along the spline is a single edge running the length of it - any texture rotated so it crosses this split-line usually don't line up - play with the texture scale to try and fix (if you're desperate to have it visually perfect ...) ...
Imagine your animation in this case is the ball's shadow and the spline is the curve of the baseball.
If there were a list, using something like SketchEntities, then I'm sure I would be able to reference the Sketch Points in order since the spline was the first thing I drew in the sketch.
Grooves are joints of different shapes such as spline-shaft key-seats, shaft keyseats or hub keyways.
Obviously the components all have to work together rest location, arrow spline, fletching etc. but when you get it right the confidence level will skyrocket.
The step function's changepoint was determined by spline regression.