dxfsphere(1) generate a triangle mesh approximating a sphere by recursive subdivision in .dxf format using libdime


dxfsphere [-c] [-t] [-i] [-o outfile] level


This manual page documents briefly the dxfsphere command. This manual page was written for the Debian GNU/Linux distribution because the original program does not have a manual page. Instead, it has documentation in the GNU Info format; see below.

dxfsphere is a program that
 generate a triangle mesh approximating a sphere by
 recursive subdivision. First approximation is an platonic
 solid; each level of refinement increases the number of
 triangles by a factor of 4.

 Level 3 (128 triangles for an octahedron) is a good tradeoff if
 gouraud shading is used to render the database.


level is an integer >= 1 setting the recursion level (default 1).

 causes triangles to be generated with vertices in counterclockwise
 order as viewed from the outside in a RHS coordinate system.
 The default is clockwise order.
starts with a tetrahedron instead of an octahedron
starts with a icosahedron instead of an octahedron
outfile (default is stdout)
Show useage.


This manual page was written by A. Maitland Bottoms <[email protected]>, for the Debian GNU/Linux system (but may be used by others).