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Re: Making sense of Directive[ ]

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  • Subject: [mg75864] Re: Making sense of Directive[ ]
  • From: "Forex Ample" <Forex at>
  • Date: Sat, 12 May 2007 03:06:31 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <f1uohq$876$> <f21eev$6ht$>

Thanks. Strange that this usage is not explained in the documentation...

"Jens-Peer Kuska" <kuska at> wrote in message 
news:f21eev$6ht$1 at
> Hi,
> if you Export[] the 3d object many systems need color and material
> properties in a sequence of statements before any drawing starts,
> and it is hard to collect the directives form the arbitary order in
> Mathematica into the clean order that say PovRay or Maya like.
> The Directive[] collect all directrives that apply to the primitives
> and make the Export[] easyer.
> Regards
>   Jens
> Forex Ample wrote:
>> I stumbled upon the new Directive[ ] function, used to group Graphics
>> directives into one compound directive. However, I fail to see what it is
>> good for. In every example in the documentation, replacing Directive with
>> List seems to produce the exact same results. Anybody got a clue?
>> Greetz, Naz

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