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From: gangx
Subject: How to arrange an object uniformly at the surface of a sphere .
Date: 9 Jan 2017 01:55:01
Message: <web.5872ed075c285ef53958cb790@news.povray.org>
I guess it can be achieved by loops around a sphere. but I don't know how


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From: Paolo Gibellini
Subject: Re: How to arrange an object uniformly at the surface of a sphere .
Date: 9 Jan 2017 10:05:08
Message: <58736054$1@news.povray.org>
gangx wrote on 09/01/2017 02:53:
> I guess it can be achieved by loops around a sphere. but I don't know how
>
>
Samuel Benge made some interesting works a few years ago, for example:
http://news.povray.org/povray.binaries.images/thread/%3Cweb.4d9d10aec2af4450b86cffc90@news.povray.org%3E/
http://news.povray.org/povray.binaries.scene-files/thread/%3Cweb.526eb29aa3024430721473b50%40news.povray.org%3E/?ttop=412445&toff=50&mtop=387784&moff=10

See also this thread started by Artemia Salina:
http://news.povray.org/povray.binaries.images/thread/%3C44a74506%40news.povray.org%3E/?mtop=15

Paolo


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From: Thomas de Groot
Subject: Re: How to arrange an object uniformly at the surface of a sphere .
Date: 9 Jan 2017 12:26:59
Message: <58738193$1@news.povray.org>
On 9-1-2017 11:05, Paolo Gibellini wrote:
> gangx wrote on 09/01/2017 02:53:
>> I guess it can be achieved by loops around a sphere. but I don't know how
>>
>>
> Samuel Benge made some interesting works a few years ago, for example:
>
http://news.povray.org/povray.binaries.images/thread/%3Cweb.4d9d10aec2af4450b86cffc90@news.povray.org%3E/
>
>
http://news.povray.org/povray.binaries.scene-files/thread/%3Cweb.526eb29aa3024430721473b50%40news.povray.org%3E/?ttop=412445&toff=50&mtop=387784&moff=10
>
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> See also this thread started by Artemia Salina:
>
http://news.povray.org/povray.binaries.images/thread/%3C44a74506%40news.povray.org%3E/?mtop=15
>

I think that especially the Artemia Salina thread - using the trace() 
function - is important as this is all POV-Ray while Sam's is not. 
Orienting objects on the surface of the sphere can be done as indicated 
there but also using the Reorient_Trans() function. Look into and use 
transforms.inc

-- 
Thomas


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From: Le Forgeron
Subject: Re: How to arrange an object uniformly at the surface of a sphere .
Date: 17 Jan 2017 12:35:58
Message: <587e0fae$1@news.povray.org>
Le 09/01/2017 à 02:53, gangx a écrit :
> I guess it can be achieved by loops around a sphere. but I don't know how
>
>
Notice for the thinkers:

if you find a simple fast way for any numbers, apply first for a patent, 
there is a lot of money to make in the golf ball industry.


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