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off_normals - utility for working with normals

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Usage: off_normals [options] [input_file]

Display normals of faces, implicit edges, and vertices
If input_file is not given the program reads from standard input.

  -h,--help this help message (run 'off_util -H help' for general help)
  --version version information
  -t <opt>  normal type.  a - added to element,  p - positional  (default: a)
  -u        unit normals  (raw normals otherwise)
  -e        connect to element centroid  (default for -t a)
  -m <num>  connector length adjust  (for -t a, greater than zero, default: 1.0)
  -p <opt>  force polarity. o - set all outward,  i - set all inward
               r - reverse both inward and outward
  -i <elms> include normals. The element string can include o, i and h
               to show, respectively, outward, inward and hemispherical
               note: exlusion occurs before -p  (default: oih)
  -s <elms> include elements. The element string can include v, e and f
               to show, respectively, vertices, edges and faces  (default: f)
  -d <opt>  delete elements.  f - delete faces of unincluded normals
               a - delete all of original model
  -c <opts> average pattern string for edge and vertex normals. Done before -p
               r - raw,  o - outward,  i - inward,  u - unit  (default: r)
  -a        alternate calculation for vertex normals
  -C <xyz>  center of model, in form 'X,Y,Z'  (default: centroid)
  -l <lim>  minimum distance for unique vertex locations as negative exponent
               (default: 12 giving 1e-12)
  -o <file> write output to file  (default: write to standard output)

Coloring Options (run 'off_util -H color' for help on color formats)
  -O <col>  outward normal vertex color
  -I <col>  inward normal vertex color
               default: vertex color is negative of outward col
  -H <col>  hemispherical normal vertex color  (default: gray50)
  -E <col>  normal vector color. connected to element centroid
               default: color of normal vertex
  -B <col>  normal vector base color. color at element centroid
               key word: b take color of element (default)
               key word: n take color of normal vertex


Show the normals with connectors to face centroids of a Rhombic Triacontahedron. Outward normals and connectors will be colored white
off_normals rt -O white | antiview -v 0.075

Show the normals of a Rhombic Triacontahedron which has been oriented for negative volume so normals now point inward
planar -O n rt | off_normals -O white -d f | antiview -v 0.075 -x f

Show the edge normals of an icosidodecahedron
off_normals icosidodecahedron -s e -O white | antiview -v 0.075


off_normals was written by Roger Kaufman.

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