Project #3 -Math
155A - Student: Masashi Omori
This is a page to display Project#3 for Math155A taken in Winter 2012.
The project consisted of making the first letter of our name out
of solid objects and creating a sombrero ( or hat) modeling
the function sin(x)/x.
The letter M was made by scaling spheres into ellipsoids
and placing spheres at points where the ellipsoids would’ve
coincided. The animation is similar to a merry-go-round.
The right and left most legs rotate to switch places, then the
diagonal two legs and then the top right and left spheres.
The sombrero was created using a quad_strip and a triangle_fan.
The sin(x)/x function was parameterized to <r/5*sin(theta),sin(r)/r,r/5*cos(theta)>
where theta is the angle of rotation from the axis and r
is the radial distance from the origin. Majority of the
sombrero is connected using quad strips except for the
center piece. The top of the hat is made up of a triangle
fan with the center of the hat being the common point.
List of figures