Creating a curve using text files

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    I’m wondering if it’s possible to create a curve using a list of Cartesian coordinates I have as a textfile without having to type them all in by hand? If so, how do I do this?

    Thanks in advance, and thank you for making IanniX open source, it’s very valuable for students like me!

    Kind regards,


    #5509 Reply


    Create a curve (a polyline, not an equation one) and copy it in clipboard.
    Then paste it in a text-editor, you’ll discover something useful for you!

    #5510 Reply

    Thank you, I followed your instructions, and the text file shows me the relevant code which is great, but how can I input my list of coordinates without hand typing them all?

    The code for the curve points in the text file I created from copying the curve looks like this:

    var points1 = [
    {x: 0, y: 0, z: 0, c1x: 0, c1y: 0, c1z: 0, c2x: 0, c2y: 0, c2z: 0},
    {x: 0, y: 0.0164766, z: 0, c1x: 0, c1y: 0.00329532, c1z: 0, c2x: -0.00329532, c2y: -0.0131812, c2z: 0}, etc…

    But my textfiles are just lists of numbers. Is there a way to input this in the correct syntax?

    Thanks again,


    #5514 Reply

    Hi Gill,

    With any text editor, you can format your list into our format. Have a look at Notepad++ or any text editor allowing column mode editing!

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