# Spirograph: 3D

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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:

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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That looks like FUN!

Mentor
Very cool Janus! I miss my spirograph now.

zoobyshoe
You could probably do 3-d atoms with that. Give us an Fe atom. That should be a challenge.

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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. Suddenly math was really exciting!

I miss my spirograph! Do kids still play with those?

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

I miss my spirograph! Do kids still play with those?
Ive never even heard of such a thing :/
Ill google it in a second though...

EDIT:thebeginning Nevermind
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

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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Moonbear said:
I miss my spirograph! Do kids still play with those?
I had one, but I'm only a few years younger than you. They were quite hypnotic.