aplot - isometric plots of data arrays
fb/aplot [ -a ] [ -llightfile ] [ -ttype ] [ -rrange ] [ -w x0 y0 x1 y1
Aplot draws an anti-aliased isometric perspective plot of the square
array of elevations that it reads from file. The output is a picture
file, written on standard output.
Option -t specifies the type of the data in the binary file. Possible
u unsigned char
The default is -t f.
Option -w sets the WINDOW= attribute of the output image. By default,
the image is drawn in a 640x512 window.
Normally, the data is scaled to make the plot fill the window. This
default scaling can be overridden by option -r, in which case the data
is scaled so that range is the magnitude of data values that would make
a plot that just fills the window vertically.
Option -l gives the name of a file describing how to shade the surface
and how shiny the surface is. By default, a not-at-all shiny surface
is lit from above by a single light source. The lightfile contains
lines of the following forms:
light x y z brightness
specifies light source of the given brightness shining in direc-
tion (x,y,z). There can be up to 16 light sources. The default
light is in direction (2,3,9) and has brightness 1.
specifies the brightness of then ambient (non-directional)
light. The default is 0.02.
sets the amount of diffuse reflection from the surface. The
default is 0.98.
sets the amount of specular reflection from the surface. The
default is 0.
sets the width of the specular reflection bump. Larger numbers
produce tighter (less diffuse) bumps. The default is 80.
Option -a suppresses writing an alpha channel into the output file. By
default, the output has CHAN=ma.
Input files are assumed to use native byte order and floating point
format, and so are not transportable, except under option -t u.