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From: Tim Nikias
Date: 9 Feb 2003 11:01:53
Message: <3e467b71$1@news.povray.org>
Ehm, I guess you misunderstood the algorithm's concept.

It takes a cloud of points and creates a mesh which
tries to build a surface out of those points.
Look at
for scientific examples, especially the images with
blue shapes.

If you're interested in how to spread points equally on
a sphere, you might want to search for "electrostatic
repulsion", or look at this:


It has some useful links on how you might generate what
you need. I've found almost no method which actually places
one point after another with best distribution...


Tim Nikias
Homepage: http://www.digitaltwilight.de/no_lights/index.html
Email: Tim### [at] gmxde

> Wohoo! Just yesterday evening I wanted some code that distributes points
> evenly on a sphere. Actually not just the code (it already exists) but to
> understand how it's done. So far it's been too messy to understand, and the
> articles I found were too mathematical.
> Maybe your code will give me the answer. Thanks, I'll look into it!
> Regards,
> Hugo

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