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Elite on the BBC Micro

Drawing ships: FACE

[BBC Micro cassette version]

Name: FACE [Show more] Type: Macro Category: Drawing ships Summary: Macro definition for adding faces to ship blueprints Deep dive: Ship blueprints
Context: See this macro in context in the source code References: No direct references to this macro in this source file

The following macro is used to build the ship blueprints: FACE normal_x, normal_y, normal_z, visibility See the deep dive on "Ship blueprints" for details of how faces are stored in the ship blueprints, and the deep dive on "Drawing ships" for information on how faces are used to draw 3D wireframe ships. Arguments: normal_x The face normal's x-coordinate normal_y The face normal's y-coordinate normal_z The face normal's z-coordinate visibility The visibility distance, beyond which the edge is always shown
MACRO FACE normal_x, normal_y, normal_z, visibility IF normal_x < 0 s_x = 1 << 7 ELSE s_x = 0 ENDIF IF normal_y < 0 s_y = 1 << 6 ELSE s_y = 0 ENDIF IF normal_z < 0 s_z = 1 << 5 ELSE s_z = 0 ENDIF s = s_x + s_y + s_z + visibility ax = ABS(normal_x) ay = ABS(normal_y) az = ABS(normal_z) EQUB s, ax, ay, az ENDMACRO