Chris L'Esperance

Most efficient way to create a parametric normal plane on hemispherical surface

Discussion created by Chris L'Esperance on May 6, 2020
Latest reply on May 6, 2020 by Dwight Livingston

Given a hemispherical surface, the challenge is to create a parametric normal plane (driven by azimuth [sets `longitude'] and zenith [sets `lattitude'] angles) with the smallest possible number of features or construction elements.  The set of features will possess an axis which forces the normal reference plane.

 

One solution is illustrated below.  I suspect there is a simpler way.

 

Thanks in advance for any constructive suggestions (pun intended).

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