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From: ABX
Subject: how to store and access control points together with whole spline
Date: 25 Apr 2003 08:03:49
Message: <1eqhavcliagj5dthfpf7d2o68nklhqju3u@4ax.com>
This example is based on method described at
http://news.povray.org/6lpkut0vdh0h6gljr7u2v4mip6olddkmel%404ax.com
I do not added much comments. Names of macros and variables should explain it
clear. Add your favourite spline type.

#version 3.5;

#include "strings.inc"

#macro Create_Spline_With_Remembered_Points(List)
  #local Size=dimension_size(List,1);
  #local A=array[3];
  #local A[0]=array[1];
  #local A[1]=array[Size];
  #local A[2]=array[Size];
  #local C=0;
  #while (C<Size)
    #local V=<List[C].x,List[C].y,List[C].z>;
    #local T=List[C].t;
    #local A[0][0]=spline{ #if(C) A[0][0] #end T , V };
    #local A[1][C]=T;
    #local A[2][C]=V;
    #local C=C+1;
  #end
  A
#end

#macro Get_Spline_Dimension(Extended_Spline_Structure)
  dimension_size(Extended_Spline_Structure[1],1)
#end

#macro Get_Nth_T_Param(N,Extended_Spline_Structure)
  (
  #if(N<Get_Spline_Dimension(Extended_Spline_Structure))
    Extended_Spline_Structure[1][N]
  #else
    #error "Index for spline out of range"
  #end
  )
#end

#macro Get_Nth_Control_Point(N,Extended_Spline_Structure)
  (
  #if(N<Get_Spline_Dimension(Extended_Spline_Structure))
    Extended_Spline_Structure[2][N]
  #else
    #error "Index for spline out of range"
  #end
  )
#end

#macro Evaluate_Extended_Spline(T,Extended_Spline_Structure)
  (Extended_Spline_Structure[0][0](T))
#end

#local Extended_Spline=Create_Spline_With_Remembered_Points(
  // 4D components where 4th one is time parameter
  array[3]{
    <1,0,0,-.5>
    <0,1,0,0>
    <0,0,1,.5>
  }
);

#local Size=Get_Spline_Dimension(Extended_Spline);
#local Param=Get_Nth_T_Param(1,Extended_Spline);
#local ControlPoint=Get_Nth_Control_Point(1,Extended_Spline);
#local Point=Evaluate_Extended_Spline(.25,Extended_Spline);

#debug concat("number of control points: ",str(Size,0,0),"\n")
#debug concat("second control point: ",str(Param,0,-1),
              ",",VStr(ControlPoint),"\n")
#debug concat("evaluated point: s(.25)=",VStr(Point),"\n")

ABX


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