Re: wherefore CGM?

Walter Ian Kaye (
Sat, 7 Dec 1996 21:15:24 -0800

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Date: Sat, 7 Dec 1996 21:15:24 -0800
From: Walter Ian Kaye <>
Subject: Re: wherefore CGM?

At 7:32p -0800 12/07/96, David Perrell wrote:
>Joel N. Weber II wrote:
>> E-scape will eventually support PostScript.  Is there anything that
>> be done with CGM but not Postscript?
>Yes. Download quickly. A simple logo that is 1.5k as a CGM file is 24k
>as an EPS.
>I don't know how big the file would be as Apple 3DMF. On Apple's site a
>file named '3 simple shapes' is 102k.

That's probably the text version of 3DMF; there's also a binary format.
Perhaps someone could take that particular logo and create a 3DMF file;
then we'd have a good basis for comparison...

    Walter Ian Kaye <>     Programmer - Excel, AppleScript,
          Mountain View, CA                         ProTERM, FoxPro, HTML     Musician - Guitarist, Songwriter