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This is a simple but rather interesting program that graphs equations in
You enter equations in terms of x, y, and z something like one of the
y = sin[x] + cos[z]
x^2 + y^2 + z^2 = 81 (This is a sphere)
y cos[x] = x sin[z]
This version of the program can also graph INEQUALITIES, which have
less-than or greater-than symbols instead of just equals.
Inequalities are important for graphing infinitely-thin objects and making
them printable and sliceable. For example, you might need to convert:
x^2 + y^2 - z^2 = 81
abs[x^2 + y^2 - z^2 - 81] <= 2
to give the walls some thickness and give your slicer a chance to print it
successfully. Also increasing the value of "res" below will make the
voxels in the .obj file larger.
Here is an egg. Modify the 1.5 and 1.1 to change its aspect ratio:
(x^2 + y^2 + z^2)^2 = 6 (1.5 z^3 + (1.5 - 1.1) z (y^2 + x^2))
Here is a Klein bottle:
(x^2 + y^2 + z^2 + 2y - 1)((x^2 + y^2 + z^2 - 2y - 1)^2 - 8 z^2) + 16 x z (x^2 + y^2 + z^2 - 2y - 1) = 0
This uses a recursive method to subdivide and test cuboids.
You can also use logical relations like AND and OR to combine multiple
lasteq = ""
xmin = -10
xmax = 10
ymin = -10
ymax = 10
zmin = -10
zmax = 10
// Change the doublings to vary the number of voxels. This is the number
// of doublings, so if the number is 10 we have 2^10=1024 doublings for
// a resolution of 1024x1024x1024.
// Be warned that increasing the doublings by 1 makes 8 times as many voxels!
doublings = 7
r = 2^doublings
// Number of voxels on each axis
res = 254/in
// Resolution at which to render the .obj file
// If there are arguments to the program, graph them, otherwise prompt.
while func = (length[ARGS] > 0 ? ARGS@0 : input["Enter equation: ", lasteq])
hasInequality = false
certEq = undef
lasteq = certFunc = func
// If there's an inequality, let's make a test equation to see if we can
// fill in an entire cuboid using the "CERTAINLY" comparators.
if func =~ %r/([<>]|!=)/
hasInequality = true
certFunc =~ %s/<=/ CLE /g
// Replace <= with certainly less than or equals
certFunc =~ %s/>=/ CGE /g
// Replace >= with certainly greater than or equals
certFunc =~ %s/</ CLT /g
// Replace < with certainly less than
certFunc =~ %s/>/ CGT /g
// Replace > with certainly greater than
certFunc =~ %s/!=/ CNE /g
// Replace = with certainly not equals
certFunc =~ %s/=/ CEQ /g
// Replace = with certainly equals
certEq = parseToExpression[certFunc]
// These replacements turn normal comparator and equality tests into
// "POSSIBLY EQUALS" tests.
func =~ %s/<=/ PLE /g
// Replace <= with possibly less than or equals
func =~ %s/>=/ PGE /g
// Replace >= with possibly greater than or equals
func =~ %s/</ PLT /g
// Replace < with possibly less than
func =~ %s/>/ PGT /g
// Replace > with possibly greater than
func =~ %s/!=/ PNE /g
// Replace = with possibly not equals
func =~ %s/=/ PEQ /g
// Replace = with possibly equals
eq = parseToExpression[func]
// Scale factors on each axis
sx = r / (xmax-xmin)
sy = r / (ymax-ymin)
sz = r / (zmax-zmin)
v = callJava["frink.graphics.VoxelArray", "construct", [xmin sx, xmax sx, ymin sy, ymax sy, zmin sz, zmax sz, false]]
testCube[xmin, xmax, ymin, ymax, zmin, zmax, v, eq, certEq, doublings, sx, sy, sz]
filename = "graph3D.obj"
w = new Writer[filename]
w.println[v.toObjFormat["graph3D", 1 / (res mm)]]
if length[ARGS] > 0
// Recursive function to test an interval containing the specified bounds.
// If no possible solution exists, the recursion halts. If the entire cube
// is filled with a "certainly" equation, it is filled and recursion halts.
// If only a possible solution exists, this breaks it down into 8 sub-cuboids
// and tests each of them recursively.
// level is the maximum number of levels to split, so the total
// resolution of the final graph will be 2^level.
testCube[x1, x2, y1, y2, z1, z2, v, eq, certEq, level, sx, sy, sz] :=
nextLevel = level - 1
x = new interval[x1, x2]
y = new interval[y1, y2]
z = new interval[z1, z2]
// Test the cuboid. If it possibly contains solutions, recursively
res = eval[eq]
if res or res==undef
if (nextLevel >= 0)
if (certEq != undef)
// Do we have inequalities and a CERTAINLY test?
certRes = eval[certEq]
if certRes == true
// If the entire cuboid is a solution, then fill the rectangle
// and stop further recursion on this cuboid.
v.fillCube[x1 sx, x2 sx, y1 sy, y2 sy, z1 sz, z2 sz, true]
// Further subdivide the cuboid into 8 octants and recursively
// test them all
cx = (x1 + x2)/2
cy = (y1 + y2)/2
cz = (z1 + z2)/2
testCube[x1, cx, y1, cy, z1, cz, v, eq, certEq, nextLevel, sx, sy, sz]
testCube[cx, x2, y1, cy, z1, cz, v, eq, certEq, nextLevel, sx, sy, sz]
testCube[x1, cx, cy, y2, z1, cz, v, eq, certEq, nextLevel, sx, sy, sz]
testCube[cx, x2, cy, y2, z1, cz, v, eq, certEq, nextLevel, sx, sy, sz]
testCube[x1, cx, y1, cy, cz, z2, v, eq, certEq, nextLevel, sx, sy, sz]
testCube[cx, x2, y1, cy, cz, z2, v, eq, certEq, nextLevel, sx, sy, sz]
testCube[x1, cx, cy, y2, cz, z2, v, eq, certEq, nextLevel, sx, sy, sz]
testCube[cx, x2, cy, y2, cz, z2, v, eq, certEq, nextLevel, sx, sy, sz]
// Valid point
v.fillCube[x1 sx, x2 sx, y1 sy, y2 sy, z1 sz, z2 sz,true]
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This is a program written in the programming language Frink.
For more information, view the Frink Documentation or see More Sample Frink Programs.
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