Is there any way to straighten out the default Bezier Curve? By default it looks like this:
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?
This flattens the handles on the Y axis (scaling by
VV, then VL
This sets the handle type to vector (which makes connected control vertices straight) and the back to aligned (the default).
Add > curve > path
Switch to Edit mode
On Tool Shelf (left column panel) under Curve Tools click Set Spline Type