Generates windbarb collada models (*.dae) for displaying wind speed and direction on both hemispheres. With the generated set, wind speeds of up to 190 km/h can be represented. The function also allows for explicit specification of the color and transparency of the windbarbs.
Generates a set of 40 different XML based ASCII files containing collada models of windbarbs. These are typically used in meteorology for visualizing the wind speed and direction. The complete set can be seen here (northern hemisphere) and here (southern hemisphere). Each half pennant represents 5 knots (1 knot = 0.51 m/s); each whole pennant represents 10 knots; each flag represents 50 knots. The default windbarb set consists of 50% transparent white barbs, but both color and transparency can be specified by the user (see below).
Same as above, but allows for specification of additional options.
Assigning values to the parameters can be accomplished by inclusion of an alternating sequence of parameters and their value. The table below provides an overview of the authorized options. The order in which the parameters are included does not matter. Please be aware that the options are case-sensitive.
Pennants are on different sides of the barb depending on the hemisphere.