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Re: Connecting pipes

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  • Subject: [mg91330] Re: Connecting pipes
  • From: Jens-Peer Kuska <kuska at informatik.uni-leipzig.de>
  • Date: Sat, 16 Aug 2008 05:53:06 -0400 (EDT)
  • References: <g83n8p$aqm$1@smc.vnet.net>

Hi,

a) the actual version of MathGl3d has a 
TubularPlot3D[]/ListTubularPlot3D[] function
that does this whithout any Euler angle
b) you can use the algorithm from
http://i2.cs.hku.hk/GraphicsGroup/publications/RMF_rev.pdf

Regards
   Jens

hocaosau at gmail.com wrote:
> Hi,
> 
> I'd like to draw a network of connecting of pipes (like that 3D pipe
> screen saver). Supposed I have the coordinates stored in Coord, and
> I'd like to connect, say, Coord[[4]] to Coord[[2]], etc.
> 
> I figure I could use the cylinder function (damned Euler angle!) to
> draw a single pipe, but haven't quite figured out how to connect them
> together. Any suggestion?
> 
> Thanks
> 
> Caosau
> PS. Bonus if I can do it with cartesian coords.
> 


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