I am using earcut with the hope of generating correct triangle coordinates for an svg path.
This is what I tried. But I am not sure if I am doing it correctly (probably not). It generates the coordinates for triangles but they seem to be way off.
How do I get the correct triangle coordinates for any given svg path using this library or generate n triangles for a given path using any other library?
Thank you in advance.
By the way: In Observable you can simply return a value from a cell to display its output. Instead of writing
To add to what @mootari says, in earcut you have to specify holes separately. In the case of this big O, there is a larger polygon (outer circumference), with one hole consisting of the inner circumference.
I was hoping
earcut can generate triangle points for any given path without requiring author to fulfill the path
hole. If that is the case, I don’t see any advantage in using this. Also, as far as triangle coordinates are concerned, I will stick
d3.delaunay. I am so used to it.
Earcut is optimized for speed and shines when you need to triangulate lots of points, but that comes at a cost. E.g. it doesn’t handle collinear points well.
However, returning indices is also a common pattern since any data beyond a few points would cause memory usage to explode if you returned the actual coordinates, and maybe more importantly it’s also a lot slower.