# Thread: Smoothing the dges of a polygon

1. ## Smoothing the dges of a polygon

Hello every body, I have a polygon consisting of 26 points as shown in the figure. i would just like to smoothen the edges. Could you suggest me some simple way to do it? Thanks in advance.

2. Sounds like a Google question to me. Just divide the edges at their midpoints and connect them.

3. Originally Posted by sevenfold
Sounds like a Google question to me. Just divide the edges at their midpoints and connect them.
If that's all you do the polygon would look exactly like it does now.
You'd have to take those midpoints and 'push' them outward.
The question is 'How far outward do you push them'?

4. Originally Posted by Carmine
If that's all you do the polygon would look exactly like it does now.
You'd have to take those midpoints and 'push' them outward.
The question is 'How far outward do you push them'?
You don't have to "push out" the edges. The process of subdivision makes them smoother. You're adding more points to the shape to make it smoother. Just keep on subdividing the edges by their midpoints until it looks smooth.

5. Originally Posted by sevenfold
You don't have to "push out" the edges. The process of subdivision makes them smoother. You're adding more points to the shape to make it smoother. Just keep on subdividing the edges by their midpoints until it looks smooth.
I didn't say 'push out the edges', I said push out the midpoints of each divided segment as below ...

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6. Thank you all for the suggestion.

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