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Large polygons do not triangulate #620

pjcozzi opened this Issue Apr 5, 2013 · 2 comments

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Analytical Graphics, Inc. member
pjcozzi commented Apr 5, 2013

From the forum:

When I draw polygons with large distance between points, Cesium throws this error:
"Uncaught DeveloperError: At least three positions are required."
"Uncaught TypeError: Cannot call method 'subtract' of undefined."

My code:

    var lonLatToCartesian = function(x, y, z) {
        return ellipsoid.cartographicToCartesian(Cesium.Cartographic.fromDegrees(x, y, z));

    var positions = [lonLatToCartesian(-44, -5,0), lonLatToCartesian(-100,-1,0), lonLatToCartesian(70,0,0),lonLatToCartesian(-44, -5,0)];
    var polygon = new Cesium.Polygon();

if I change the point (70,0,0) to (60,0,0), it works.!topic/cesium-dev/xRqn3PQRrvQ

This is most likely because polygon triangulation happens on a tangent plane. At the least, we should try for a better error message.

Analytical Graphics, Inc. member
mramato commented Sep 16, 2013

As of the above pull, this no longer crashes, but is still incorrect. See that pull for details.

@pjcozzi pjcozzi referenced this issue Oct 6, 2014

KML Graphics Roadmap #2179

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pjcozzi commented Jun 30, 2015

Duplicate with #2788

@pjcozzi pjcozzi closed this Jun 30, 2015
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