Radar Marker(object)

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Overview

The radar marker map object is a proposed map object that will allow a map display radar specific graphics and text.

Contents

The object will contain a sub-type and associated data.

The client will then display each subtype on the radar view only. Unknown sub-types will be ignored. All 3d point data would be in world space, with the objects being drawn in Z order ( lowest to highest ) in orthographic projection with the map.

Suggested Sub-types

Line

A line between two points. Data would include two start and end 3d vertex points, thickness and a color4.

Polygon

An outlined polygon shape, convex or concave. Data would include a list of 3d vertex points and a color4.

Filled-Polygon

A filled polygon shape, convex only. Data would include a list of 3d vertex points, line thickness, and a color4 (or possibly a matref).

Circle/Arc

An outlined or filled Circle or arc segment (pie). Data would include a 3d center point, a radius, an start angle, end angle, and color4

Text

A text object. Data would include a 3d center point, text, text size, and a color 4.

Uses

The biggest use of this object would be so that map developers can flag of specific areas of a map on the radar. This could be the outer map boundary for maps with no default walls, or it could be map specific area's such as CTF team bases, or deadly surfaces.