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I need to create a perfect circle with the bezier tool and not with the circle tool. The purpose of this is to later animate my svg with css.

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When drawing a citcle in Inkscape then this will be its path enter image description here:

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To convert this path to Bezier lines just select the object, then choose Path > Object to Path:

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We can now insert nodes, break paths or whatever there is we need to do (below example was obtained by inserting 3 nodes and deleting the path between two selected nodes):

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Select the ellipse tool , draw a circle (with 'Ctrl') and now - with the ellipse tool still selected - hover over the 3 visible nodes of the circle and read the hints in the status line: you can position the start and end point of the circle to create a segment, and with the toggle on the ellipse controls bar you can determine if it's a segment (closed, filled path including the center) or an arc (unclosed shape).

Taken from This Post on the Inkscape forums.

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