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How to make an elipsoid

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Greetings sent to all ye, I was wondering if there is a preset function, or easy way to make an ellipsoid. If there isnt, could someone tell me how to. thanx, relpats_eht

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yeah, thanx, but i already know the formula for an elipse, i was wondering if there was a preset function, or a combination of functions that could be used to make one.

[edited by - relpats_eht on January 12, 2004 6:47:03 PM]

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1) Mathworld isn''t just that one page. The search box is somewhere around there...
2) Meh? What "preset function"?





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glDrawEllipsoid doesn''t exist if thats what you mean
If you know the equation then you should use triangles to construct the surface

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A better idea would be to draw a unit sphere using gluSphere and then scale it using glScalef(width, height, depth)

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I was almost tempted to create an ellipsoid drawing function but the gluSphere and scale approach I didn''t think of, hehe.

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