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# newbie q : elllipsoid

Posted on 2004-10-08
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hi..

i trying to look for the example of how to draw ellipsoid in opengl.
any one has any example or site that can help me about basic shape ?

thx
tom
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An ellipsoid is a scaled sphere.
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You can always use the mathematical description of an ellipsoid and do some triangulation. Then you just render the triangles and you have a rendered ellipsoid.

I found an example of an equation you can use to get points on the ellipsoid surface by googling some.
http://mathforum.org/epigone/geom.puzzles/27/bpcCvKtA8.KD9@netcom.com
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My method works directly with OpenGL primitives, whereas it's a big step to go from a set of points to a rendered ellipsoid.
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