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Drawing wiggly or jagged lines?

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  • Subject: [mg120731] Drawing wiggly or jagged lines?
  • From: AES <siegman at>
  • Date: Mon, 8 Aug 2011 04:19:00 -0400 (EDT)
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One sometimes wants to draw a randomly jagged line or a smooth but 
randomly wiggly line across the end of an object (to indicate that a 
waveguide or a rod or a region continues onward indefinitely, for 
example), or several similar lines to indicate a region or an object 
with irregular boundaries.

>From a quick look, it appears that Mathematica's Bezier commands 
provide the tools to draw lines like this in Mathematica -- but I'd 
also ask if others on this group have alternative suggestions?

Also, if I export a graphic containing lines drawn using the Bezier 
capability into PDF or AI format and then open that graphic in 
Illustrator, do the points on the Bezier curves actually function as 
"smooth anchor points" or "corner anchor points)" for the line in the 
usual Illustrator sense, so that one can further adjust the line 
profile by hand

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