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       AnyToPL - convert an arbitrary geom to a polylist (OFF file format)


       #include "geomutil.h"

       Geom *AnyToPL(Geom *, Transform);


       AnyToPL()  takes  any  geom  as  an arguement.  It then returns a polylist object which is
       geometrically identical to the original geom.  The transform  argument  is  the  transform
       applied  to the entire object; it should generally be set to TM_IDENTITY when AnyToPL() is
       first called.  Geometric objects are handled in the following ways:

       Polylists:  A transformed copy of the original is returned.

       Bezier:  The object is rediced if necessary, then handled as a mesh object.

       Quad:  The object is directly transformed into a new polylist.

       Mesh:  The object is directly transformed into a new polylist, with extra  polygons  added
       to do the wrapping if necessary.

       Vect:  The object is converted into a polylist containing a 2-gon for every segment in the
       original vector object.  The colors of the faces  are  the  same  as  the  colors  of  the
       original  object,  but this generally is irrelevant since the faces are not visible.  Note
       that edge visibility must be enabled for an object which has been converted from a vect to
       a polylist to be visible in geomview.

       List:   AnyToPL()  is  called  recursively  and the resultant polylists are combined using
       PLCombine(3).  Inst:  AnyToPL() is called recursively with a  new  transformation  matrix.
       The resultant polylists are combined using PLCombine(3).

       No  effort  is  made  to  eliminate  identical  vertices.  However, no extraneous repeated
       vertexes should be created.  The  resultant  polylist  should  have  the  same  number  of
       vertexes as the original object.


       AnyToPL()  is part of the geomutil library; see geomutil(3) for information on how to link
       your program with this library.


       plcombine(3), anytooff(1), geomview(1), geomutil(3)


       Celeste Fowler
       The Geometry Center