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Is there any way to straighten out the default Bezier Curve? By default it looks like this: Bezier Curve
What I end up doing is selecting the left control handle and rotating by 45° to make the curve straight. Is there any easier way, a keystroke?

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Method one:

SY0

This flattens the handles on the Y axis (scaling by 0), however it will distort the rotated handle a little bit:

enter image description here

Method two:

VV, then VL

This sets the handle type to vector (which makes connected control vertices straight) and the back to aligned (the default).

enter image description here

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I would set both handles to vector. – pink vertex Jul 7 '14 at 21:01
    
@pinkvertex I would too ;) (and I did, in my gif..). Both handles are selected by default, so I figured it wasn't necessary to include that step. – gandalf3 Jul 7 '14 at 21:02
    
Note this only works in Edit mode – jameshfisher Dec 28 '14 at 16:18

To convert a path curve into straight line segments that bend at sharp angles instead of curves when transformed enter image description here

Add > curve > path

Switch to Edit mode

On Tool Shelf (left column panel) under Curve Tools click Set Spline Type

Select poly

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