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       dxfsphere  -  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  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.

       -t,    starts with a tetrahedron instead of an octahedron

       -i,    starts with a icosahedron instead of an octahedron

       -o,    outfile (default is stdout)

       -h,    Show useage.


       files in: /usr/share/doc/libdime/, /usr/share/doc/libdime-dev/.
       The programs are documented fully by,  available  via  the


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

                                        September 21, 2003                                DIME(1)