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wkclt: Wiimms KCL Tool

Wiimms KCL Tool : Analyze, modify, export and create KCL and OBJ files.

Contents

1.   Syntax

wkclt [option]... command [option|parameter|@file]...

2.   Features of wkclt

Read »Features« for features of the whole toolset.

3.   Commands

VERSION Print program name and version and exit.
HELP H Print help for commands and options.
ARGTEST This debug command accepts all kinds of parameters and prints one line for each parameter.
TEST This debugging command accepts all options and parameters and prints a list of the internal option values. The command is designed to test the option parameters. The non option parameters are completly ignored.
COLORS Ignore all parameters and print clored text for testing.
ERROR ERR Translate an exit code to a message name. If no exit code is entered, print a table with all error messages.
FILETYPE FT Scan the header of the entered files and print file type and path for each file as list.
FILEATTRIB FA Print a table with attributes for all known file types. If at least one keyword is entered, only matching file types are printed. A keyword is either a file type (like 'BRRES' or 'BMG') or one of the printed keywords (like 'ARCHIVE' or 'EXTRACT').
SYMBOLS Print predefined symbols of text parser to standard output. The KCL specific symbols are included.
FUNCTIONS Print a list with all parser functions including the KCL specific functions. If one key ore more key entered, then only functions that match at least one key are printed.
CALCULATE Calculate each expression and print the result to standard output.
MATRIX Use the transformation options as base and calculate and print the related vectors and the transformation matrices. Then do a forward and backward transformation for each vector parameter using the matrices and print the results.
FLOAT This commands helps to convert hex value into floating point numbers. For each non empty parameter, a line with 4 bytes hex and a float, 8 bytes hex and a double float, and the parameter itself is printed. If a parameter begins with 'x' or '0x', it is a hex string. Otherwise it is a floating point number. All conversions are done using big endian.
CAT Read the entered KCL and OBJ files and print them as OBJ files to standard output. The output of all source files is concatenated.

Automated dropping of bad KCL triangles is enabled if no other drop option is specified by option --kcl.

DECODE DEC Read the entered KCL and OBJ files and export them to OBJ files. The default destination is '%P/%N.txt'.

Automated dropping of bad KCL triangles is enabled if no other drop option is specified by option --kcl.

ENCODE ENC Read the entered KCL and OBJ files and encode (compile) them to binary KCL files. The default destination is '%P/%N.kcl'.

See http://szs.wiimm.de/doc/kcl for encoding details.

COPY CP Copy and convert a collision file from 'source' to 'dest'. Multiple KCL and OBJ sources can be used, if 'dest' is a directory or contains at least one %-pattern.

This is an alternative for the DECODE and ENCODE commands. The default destination file format is selected by scanning the file extension of the destination. Is it '.kcl', a binary KCL file is created. Is it '.txt' or '.obj', an OBJ file is created. Otherwise the output format is the same as the source.

Automated dropping of bad KCL triangles is enabled if no other drop option is specified and the destination is an OBJ file.

CFF CFF is an abbreviation of 'create flag file' and will create a flag file template for each entered source file. If the flag file already exists, only missing group names are added at the end of file.
FLAGS F Print a KCL type and flag usage statistic for each source to standard output.
DUMP D This debugging command prints an information dump about the internal triangle data base and the octree in human and machine readable text format. The output of all source files is concatenated and printed to standard output.
DBRIEF DB Command DBRIEF is a short cut for »DUMP --brief«. The output of the triangle list is suppressed and only the header data and statistics are printed.
TRIANGLES The print order is: flag used length> 3 points | 4 normals. For each point and normal 3 coordinates are printed.
TRAVERSE For each point, the octree of the source file is traversed to find and print the related triangles. A point is either a comma separated list with 3 parser expressions (one for each coordinate) or a vector expression.
FALL For each entered point, the lowest point is searched, that can be reached without collision. The point is expanded to a cube with edge length of 100.0 for the collision tests.
CHECK CHK Read the entered KCL files (text or binary) and and make a plausibility check. Hints and warnings are written to standard output. The exit status is 'DIFFER' if at least one KMP warning found.
BLOW Try to calculate the used blow size (KCL_BLOW) of a KCL. Print one line for each sorce file.

4.   Options in alphabetic order

Options
Option Param Description
--allow-all Usually commands accept only options with impact to the command. All other options fire a syntax error. But if --allow-all is set, all commands accept all options.

This makes changing the command of a long command line without removing useless options easier. It also helps to override wrong option permissions.

--arot degree[@pos1]@pos2 Transform the data and do an axis rotation: Close the current transformation step like --next and rotate the data by 'degree' around the axis defined by the 2 points. If 'pos1' is not set, use 0,0,0 instead. Store the resulting matrix as single transformation step and open a new one.

This kind of transformation is EXPERIMENTAL!

--ascale factor@dir Transform the data and do an axis scale: Close the current transformation step like --next and scale the data by 'factor' into the direction given by the vector 'dir'. Store the resulting matrix as single transformation step and open a new one.

This kind of transformation is EXPERIMENTAL!

-B --brief Suppress cross reference comments.
--chdir dir Set a new working directory for all following options, for all parameters and for the command execution. This option can be used multiple times, but for parameter parsing and for command execution only the last usage is relevant. Nevertheless, '@param' values are scanned while reading the command line.
--color Force colorized text. This is the default, if an output file is a terminal. But colorized text is only supported for a few messages.

If a command is prefixed by 'C-', then this option is set automatically.

--compatible vers The option expects a version number (format '#.##' or 'v#.##') or a revision number (format 'r#') as parameter. If set, the tools try to create BMG and KMP text files, that are compatible to the entered version of the tools. This may override other legacy options.
-c --const list Define constant values, that are used by the internal encoders and by the numeric options as predefined global variables. This option allows a conditional encoding of text files. It can be used multiple times for multiple definitions.

The Parameter is a comma separated list of terms and a term is 'name=expression'. The expression is calculated by the text parser.

--ct-code Enable the CT-CODE modus.
--de Use german track and arena names.
-d --dest path Define a destination path (directory/file). The destination - means: write to standard output.

The path may contain escape sequences: %Q is replaced by the fully qualified source name. %P and %F are replaced by the source path or by the filename. %N and %E are replaced by source filename without extension or by the source extension. Finally, %T is replaced by the default extension of the destination format.

A '?' direct behind '%' in %E and %T conversions avoid that the same extension is used twice in row.

-D --DEST path Like --dest, but create the directory path automatically.
-E --esc char Define an alternative escape character for destination files. The default is '%'. For Windows batch files it is a good choice to set '-E$'.
--flag-file filename Define a flag file if scanning an OBJ file (KCL processing). The file name may contain %-escapes. Set it to an empty string to disable flag files at all.

The tool search the flag file in the following order until found: File defined by --flag-file; OBJ file name with replaced extension ('a.obj' becomes 'a.flag'); OBJ file name with appended extension ('a.obj' becomes 'a.obj.flag').

--force The tools analyse input files and reject files with invalid data structures. If --force is set, little repairable issues are ignored and a warning is printed.

Option »--kmp force« does the same, but only for KMP files.

>>> THE RESULT MAY BE INVALID OUTPUT FILES! <<<

-h --help Stop parsing the command line, print a help message and exit.
-i --ignore Ignore non existing source files without warning.
--kcl list Set global options for KCL processing. Parameter 'list' is a comma separated list of keywords. A minus sign before a keyword disables a setting. Each occurrence of the option will only change entered settings and all other settings are untouched.

Keyword DEFAULT resets the default settings and CLEAR disables all. Keywords SMALL, MEDIUM and CHARY select the default parameters for the octree creation. The other allowed keywords are: FAST, NEW, CENTER, ROUND, NORMALS, MTL, WIIMM, TRIANGLES, OUT-SWAP, G, USEMTL, CLIP, IN-SWAP, AUTO, HEX4, HEX23, HEX, DROP-UNUSED, DROP-FIXED, DROP-INVALID, DROP, RM-FACEDOWN, RM-FACEUP, FIX-ALL, CONV-FACEUP, WEAK-WALLS, SORT, INPLACE, SILENT and LOG.

--kcl-flag joblist Modify the KCL flag of KCL files. A comma separated job list in the format 'srclist=dest' is expected. 'srclist' is a plus sign separated list with single values like <val>, T<type> and <val>/<mask> or ranges like <val>:<val>, T<type>:<type> and <val>:<val>/<mask>. '<val>' is a complete KCL flag in the range of 0..0xffff. '<type>' are only the base types in the range of 0..0x1f. If <mask> is present, it marks the relevant bits. For the T<type> variant, the mask is set to 0x1f.

All KCL flags of the source list are assigned to the new value 'dest', but only the set bits of '<mask>' are modified. A later definition overrides the previous one.

--kcl-script script After reading a KCL source file and executing all transformations, the text file 'script' is executed by the internal text parser. The script should use the parser functions tri$*() to read and modify the triangle positions and flags, or to add or remove complete triangles.

If this option is used multiple times, each script is executed in the entered order.

-l --long Print long numeric message IDs instead of alternative message names like Txx, Uxx or Mxx.
-M --max-file-size size This security option defines the maximum file size for input files; larger files are ignored with a warning. The default unit is MiB and the default size is 100 MiB; that should be enough for standard usage.
--next Close the current transformation step with all scaling, shifting, rotation and translation options and open a new step with cleared options. On transformation each step is logical done one by one. In real, one total transformation matrix is calculated and used for fast transformations.

If option --next is used, the ability for modifying the scale and rotation vectors (not the positions) of different KMP sections is nearly always lost. A warning is printed if this occurs.

-N --no-check Do not make plausibility checks for KCL files.
--no-color Deactive colorized text. This is the default, if an output file is not a terminal.
--no-echo Suppress output of @ECHO commands while scanning text files.
-H --no-header Suppress the syntax information section in BMG text files.
-P --no-param Disable parameter support in decoded KMP text files.
--null Create a neutral transformation without affecting the coordinates. The only influence is, that the dependent values (like maximum) are re-calculated as if a transformation has taken place.
--number If a file already exist, append a number directly before the file extension to make the filename unique. If other numbered files already exist (ignoring case), use the maximum existing index+1. --num is a short cut.
-o --overwrite Overwrite already existing files without warning and ignore option --number.
-p --preserve Preserve file times (atime+mtime) while converting or copying files.
-q --quiet Be quiet and print only error messages. Multiple usage is possible. The impact is command dependent.
-r --remove-dest Remove already existing files before creating it. If set, --overwrite is ignored. --rm-dest is a short cut.
--rot degree[@origin] Transform the data: Rotate all coordinates and rotation values by the angle 'degree' (is a vecotr) around the 3 axes. All 3 axes goes through the point 'origin'. If the origin is not set, 0,0,0 is used instead.

Each parameter is either a vector expression or a comma separated expression list of coordinates ('x,y,z').

Option --rot is an alternative for --xrot, --yrot and --zrot to define all 3 rotations in one step. Transformations are calculated in the order SCALE, SHIFT, X-ROTATE, Y-ROTATE, Z-ROTATE, TRANSLATE.

--scale vector[@origin] Transform the data: Scale all coordinates and size values by 'vector' relative to the point 'origin'. If the origin is not set, 0,0,0 is used instead.

Negative values mirror the coordinates. Each parameter is either a vector expression or a comma separated expression list of coordinates ('x,z' or 'x,y,z').

Transformations are calculated in the order SCALE, SHIFT, ROTATE, TRANSLATE.

--sections Print in machine readable sections and parameter lines.
--shift vector Transform the data: Add 'vector' to all coordinates. Is's simlar to --translate, but the addition is done before rotation. The parameter is either a vector expression or a comma separated expression list of coordinates ('x,z' or 'x,y,z').

Transformations are calculated in the order SCALE, SHIFT, ROTATE, TRANSLATE.

--slot keyword Patch a track file to run at the specified slot. KMP and KCL may be modified. BRRES files may be added to or removed from SZS. The main keywords are DAISY, DESERT, SHERBET, SHYGUY, STANDARD and MOST. Slot numbers (except '42' and '4.2') and different other track names are also accepted. For some conversions, the auto-add library is needed.
-t --test Run in test mode, modify nothing.

>>> USE THIS OPTION IF UNSURE! <<<

--tform-script script Load the script and execute it by the text parser.

Then for each coordinate (2D and 3D), call the macro TRANSFORM after all other transformations. Call it without parameters and set variable $I with a zero based index of all vertices, variable $D to the dimension (2 or 3) and the variable $P to the vector of the current vertex. If the macro returns a vector, it is the new position.

For each file, macro BEGIN is called at the beginning and END after proccessing all points, but only, if the macros are defined. For END, variable $I is set to the number of proccessed vertices in the current file.

Before each macro call, the private and local variables are cleared and only global parameters are permanent. The zero based index is cleared for each new source. The parameters of the macro calls are defined in the local name space.

--tiny mode Set tiny mode to a level between 0 and 7.

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--translate vector Transform the data: Add 'vector' to all coordinates. Is's simlar to --shift, but the addition is done after rotation. The parameter is either a vector expression or a comma separated expression list of coordinates ('x,z' or 'x,y,z'). --trans is a short cut.

Transformations are calculated in the order SCALE, SHIFT, ROTATE, TRANSLATE.

-u --update Create only files that do not exist. Already existing files are ignored without warning. If set, --overwrite and --remove-dest are ignored.
-v --verbose Be verbose and print more progress information. Multiple usage is possible. The impact is command dependent.
-V --version Stop parsing the command line, print a version info and exit.
--width width Define the width (number of columns) for help and some other messages and disable the automatic detection of the terminal width.
--xhelp Stop parsing the command line and print a help message with all commands included. Exit after printing.
--xrot degree[@origin] Transform the data: Rotate all coordinates and rotation values by the angle 'degree' around the x-axis, that goes through the point 'origin'. If the origin is not set, 0,0,0 is used instead.

Each parameter is either a vector expression or a comma separated expression list of coordinates ('y,z' or 'x,y,z').

Transformations are calculated in the order SCALE, SHIFT, X-ROTATE, Y-ROTATE, Z-ROTATE, TRANSLATE.

--xss x1old,x1new,x2old,x2new --xss (x-scale-shift) calculates the X values of --scale and --shift, so that the old values are transformed to the new values. The parameters are numbers or expression.
--yrot degree[@origin] Transform the data: Rotate all coordinates and rotation values by the angle 'degree' around the x-axis, that goes through the point 'origin'. If the origin is not set, 0,0,0 is used instead. This is a horizontal counterclockwise rotation and the old option name --hrot can also used.

Each parameter is either a vector expression or a comma separated expression list of coordinates ('x,z' or 'x,y,z').

Transformations are calculated in the order SCALE, SHIFT, X-ROTATE, Y-ROTATE, Z-ROTATE, TRANSLATE.

--yss y1old,y1new,y2old,y2new --yss (y-scale-shift) calculates the Y values of --scale and --shift, so that the old values are transformed to the new values. The parameters are numbers or expression.
--zrot degree[@origin] Transform the data: Rotate all coordinates and rotation values by the angle 'degree' around the z-axis, that goes through the point 'origin'. If the origin is not set, 0,0,0 is used instead.

Each parameter is either a vector expression or a comma separated expression list of coordinates ('x,y' or 'x,y,z').

Transformations are calculated in the order SCALE, SHIFT, X-ROTATE, Y-ROTATE, Z-ROTATE, TRANSLATE.

--zss z1old,z1new,z2old,z2new --zss (z-scale-shift) calculates the Z values of --scale and --shift, so that the old values are transformed to the new values. The parameters are numbers or expression.