Tutorial #1: More than one way to skin a sphere

| 2 Comments | Published on April 7, 2008

This first tutorial will address the question of how to evenly distribute points on a sphere. It’s not as simple as it sounds. I’ll be addressing one method today, which I’ll be calling the electronsphere. The idea is this: treat each point as if it were an electron – repelling… Read More

Paul Bourke

| No Comments | Published on April 6, 2008

I should give a nice big link of thanks to Paul Bourke and his excellent website, which has been helping novice programmers like me find answers to their geometry questions for many years. Paul Bourke was one of the first people to publish clear, concise, down-to-earth solutions to common math… Read More

Building blocks

| No Comments | Published on April 5, 2008

I’ve written a very brief introduction to Processing. Hopefully people found it so tantalizingly uninformative that they resolved to visit the Processing website and learn the basics of the language via the tutorials there. Today, I introduce my generic classes: the building blocks on which I’ll be creating some exciting… Read More