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22 May 2024 00:52:51 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Ulam Spiral fun  
From: jr
Date: 8 Mar 2022 09:35:00
Message: <web.622769428a870000ed36e5cb6cde94f1@news.povray.org>

"Bald Eagle" <cre### [at] netscapenet> wrote:
> "jr" <cre### [at] gmailcom> wrote:
> > ...
> TOA, CWD, RMcG......

heh, you missed CSV, AA, _and_ p.b.a.  :-)

> ...
> So you wanna follow the bouncing prime ball as it spirals around the origin and
> keep the whole spiral in the view frustrum?
> Would any of those camera spline macros be of use?

not too sure yet, need to look this over, thanks for the ref.  from my
lack-of-know-how perspective, roughly, I think of two circles, both approx
around origin, the smaller for the look_at, a larger for the location; the
larger more (shallow) helix, ie I would like from clock 0 to 1 for both
diameters to slowly increase, and the location to "lift", so that the effect is
like zooming out, taking in more + more of the plane.  thinking the movement
should be clockwise (while the spiral gets drawn counter-clockwise).  anyway,
near the end one should have a "bird's eye" view of the spiral.  (I'm reasonably
sure it's not very difficult, but you know of .. my limitations :-))

regards, jr.

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