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  Re: Locus of a moving point?  
From: Mike Horvath
Date: 14 Sep 2018 03:06:35
Message: <5b9b5dfb$1@news.povray.org>
On 9/13/2018 8:24 PM, Alain wrote:
> Le 18-09-13 à 19:46, Mike Horvath a écrit :
>> On 9/13/2018 3:31 PM, Kenneth wrote:
>>> Actually, it might be a simple procedure (but it's only my thought 
>>> experiment,
>>> beware!) The planet needs some starting position; then use a #while 
>>> or #for loop
>>> to advance that position incrementally, adding a small sphere there 
>>> each time.
>>> At the end of the loop, add your planet object. There should be a 
>>> visible trail
>>> of spheres as the trajectory. I think!
>> I have done this very thing in 2D, but it does not look nice or smooth.
>> Thanks.
>> Mike
> Then, use a sphere_sweep using every 10th sphere.

This does seem to be the best (and easiest) solution unless I want to 
wait many hours for the parametric objects to render. (I am creating an 


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