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Re: [Therion] metapost symbols

From: Martin Budaj
Subject: Re: [Therion] metapost symbols
Date: Tue, 16 Jan 2007 17:33:08 +0100

On 1/14/07, Stefan Oswald <address@hidden> wrote:
> here are the results of our Therion meeting yesterday;
> An idea would be to add the factor for density/size of symbols in the source 
> code and adjust
> these variables in the map editor by a -density {} command in the 
> mapeditor\area\options.

We also considered a similar idea. There is indeed an experimental
implementation of area blocks macro (a_blocks_SKBB_ in the file which allows not only density and size setting, but density
and size may change along specified direction (there are 5 arguments:
direction, starting size and density, ending size and density).

It is perhaps too complicated and simple density/size settings (for
all randomle generated areas) would be sufficient. What do others

> Also a -diameter {} command for block points would allow to change block size 
> of each point
> individually.

We intented point symbols to be just symbolic representation of
passage fills. If there is a rock which is important for orientation,
it should be drawn precisely as line brock-border, otherwise it is
enough to give information that some blocks are there using point or
area blocks symbols. (In addition point symbols can be scaled using
-scale option).

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