Hi Travis,

If you have a multi-map, then the only property you need on keys is that if (a==b) then (a' == b') for key-gen - that is, all equal keys have to encode the same way.

If you are using a non-multi-map then your map is auto-consolidating equal points and you must ensure that if a != b then a' != b'.

In particular, the 'iterative' rounding aglo suggested somewhere else in this now massively-out-of-control thread requires that rounding be done by a series of distance comparisons...any kind of "just round the numbers" algo fails because two nearby points that are just on opposite sides of the 'fall line' will round to different 'snapped' grids.

I had this kind of 'grid' rounding in my first version of smoothing and it can fail pretty badly when key vertices round away from each other and not to each other. I'm poking at iterative rounding this week.

cheers

Ben

If you have a multi-map, then the only property you need on keys is that if (a==b) then (a' == b') for key-gen - that is, all equal keys have to encode the same way.

If you are using a non-multi-map then your map is auto-consolidating equal points and you must ensure that if a != b then a' != b'.

In particular, the 'iterative' rounding aglo suggested somewhere else in this now massively-out-of-control thread requires that rounding be done by a series of distance comparisons...any kind of "just round the numbers" algo fails because two nearby points that are just on opposite sides of the 'fall line' will round to different 'snapped' grids.

I had this kind of 'grid' rounding in my first version of smoothing and it can fail pretty badly when key vertices round away from each other and not to each other. I'm poking at iterative rounding this week.

cheers

Ben