[Gtkradiant] Re: .map file format documentation?

Timothee Besset gtkradiant@zerowing.idsoftware.com
Tue, 13 Nov 2001 20:04:47 +0100

Actually yes, I'd rather have the discussion evolve on the GtkRadiant 
mailing list, for two reasons:

- someone else might take the time to answer and bring more information 
besides me
- the information would be archived

So, for a quick summary:

A map is a bunch of brushes, organised via entities (that's for the game 
code only).

A brush is a convex volume, stored in the .map as the list of planes that 
define it. The editor builds the faces at load time. The other per-face 
info is texture positioning. And the editor as the appropriate code to 
convert the plane texture representation to UV coordinates on the edges.


At 16:11 13/11/2001 +0100, you wrote:
>On Tuesday 13 November 2001 00:07, you wrote:
> > Please don't try to post on the GtkRadiant mailing list if you are not
> > subscribed.
>Sorry about that. I did subscribe to the list, but it seems that my replyto
>address was interfering... or something.
> > To answer your question, .map doesn't have a full documentation, the best
> > reference would be Radiant source...
>Ok, I've downloaded the source, but I'm kinda lost regarding the brushed.
>If it's not to much trouble could you give me some sort of hint regarding
>what data you actually store in the brushes?
>I mean, is it vertexes and faces or is it planes from which one has to
>calculate the intersections or something else?
>PS: If this e-mail is out of place, please let me know and I'll try
>to subscribe to the list again.
>         Jacob
> > regards
> >
> > TTimo
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