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2D Primitives

Introduction

Resolution of Shapes

All rounded shapes have a resolution option which controls tesselation. If resolution is set to 8, then 8 polygons are used to create 360 degrees of revolution.

This allows each design to control the amount of detail present, but beware that calculations and rendering time will also increase. For example, the number of polygons increases quadratically with each increase of the resolution for spheres.

EXAMPLE

If the resolution option is omitted, the following resolution is used.

  • CSG.defaultResolution2D = 32

OpenSCAD like functions support the fn parameter, which is the same as resolution.

Rectangle

A two dimensional shape made with four straight sides where all interior angles are right angles (90°).

Rectangle Learn about rectangles at MathIsFun.com

The following show examples of creating rectangles. The radius specifies the size. Rectangles with different radius for X and Y axis can be specified by supplying an array of values.

Defaults:

  • radius : 1 or [1,1]
  • center : [0,0]
square(5);                                  // square 5 x 5
square([2,3]);                              // rectangle 2 x 3
square({size: [2,4], center: true});        // rectangle 2 x 4, centered on both X and Y axis

The CSG library functions can also be used. NOTE: Deprecated in the V2 API

CAG.rectangle({center: [0,0], radius: [5, 10]});
CAG.roundedRectangle({center: [0,0], radius: [10, 50], roundradius: 1, resolution: 4});