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Spirograph: 3D

  1. Aug 9, 2005 #1

    Janus

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    Okay, I'm sure that most of you are familiar with Spirograph. You could make all kinds of neat patterns with it.

    Well, the other day I was doing some playing around with my ray-tracer (POV-Ray), and after a while I came up with something that reminded me of one of those Spirogragh drawings (except in this case it was plotted in three dimensions). So I started to do some experimenting and came up with the following:

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    These next two are a little different, as they do not follow the typical spirograph format, but I thought they were interesting enough to include.

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  3. Aug 9, 2005 #2

    Tsu

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    That looks like FUN!! :biggrin:
     
  4. Aug 9, 2005 #3

    Evo

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    Very cool Janus! I miss my spirograph now. :frown:
     
  5. Aug 9, 2005 #4
    You could probably do 3-d atoms with that. Give us an Fe atom. That should be a challenge.
     
  6. Aug 9, 2005 #5

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    Oh, so cool! My fascination with trigonometry began when we started plotting graphs of equations and I discovered they looked like spirograph patterns. :biggrin: Suddenly math was really exciting!

    I miss my spirograph! Do kids still play with those?
     
  7. Aug 10, 2005 #6
    Ive never even heard of such a thing :/
    Ill google it in a second though....
    So what was it about?

    EDIT:thebeginning Nevermind :biggrin:
    I have one of those, just found out that it was a spirograph thing :rofl: :!!)

    EDIT2:the pen came back
    http://www.goriya.com/java/spirograph/spirograph.shtml
    woot, I was actually looking for that program a while ago :bugeye:

    EDIT3:return of the spiro

    EHH, that one sucks, I need to find the program I had earlier which actually traced it :grumpy:

    EDIT4:moreedits?

    AHHH, ok, my real physical spirograph>all these crappy computer program spirographs :yuck:
     
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  8. Aug 10, 2005 #7

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    I had one, but I'm only a few years younger than you. They were quite hypnotic.
     
  9. Aug 10, 2005 #8

    brewnog

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    I've got a Spirograph somewhere. My sister sat on the box though, so lots of the pens are missing. Bint.
     
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