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Place Geometry 1.0

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part of the geometry effects bundle
Save Geometry | Place Geometry | Make Geometry
July 11, 1997


Place Geometry is an effect for use with Chisel 2.0 or later that can add the contents of a Geometry file to a Marathon 2 or Infinity map.

[Addendum: You might want to look at the Merge effect for copying sets of textured polygons between maps ...MikeT 2nd February 1999]

Geometry Files

The Geometry File format is a simple list of interconnected points in text format. There should be a detailed description of the format accompanying this effect. It is designed to be a simple interchange format between PICT, DXF etc and the Place Geometry effect. Why not read PICT and other formats directly? Every application seems to write PICT and DXF differently. Some generate huge numbers of lines, others masses of proprietary tags. The image is in there somewhere, but you can't easily open up the format to edit it. Geometry is text based to allow this. Using Geometry files also allows other people to write converters for their favourite format, or script their application to dump out a drawing as a Geometry file. Supplied with this effect is its sister, Save Geometry, which will save the lines and points in a map into a geometry file, and v1.0 of MakeGeometry which can convert PICT files. In the future the MakeGeometry program will also be able to convert DXF files as well as optimise Geometry files for more compact storage.

Version history

Place Geometry 1.0
First version.

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