Lab GuideIn the Lab notebook widget you'll find:
Use the Control panel to start a computation of a surface.The buttons:
Domain PanelThe domain of a surface can be specified in four ways:
In rectangular mode, specify a parallelogram with corners O, A and B represented by complex numbers. The mesh is defined by dividing the sides OA and OB into M and N parts respectively, generating a parallelogram mesh.
Use the polar mode to specify a sector of an annulus with center O a complex number, real radii R1 and R2, real angles spanning A1 to A2. The mesh is defined by division of the radial segment into M parts and the angle into N parts.
A triangulate domain is specified by describing a boundary in the plane, together with mesh parameters. The internal triangulator then computes a triangulation of the planar domain inside the boundary.
The planar domain to be triangulated is specified by (1) a list of Jordan curves in the plane which do not mutually intersect. These curve cut the plane into regions. (2) A subset of these regions is designated to be removed from the planar domain by specifying a point in each region.
The boundary is specified as a list of elements of the following format
Type type ... type"Type" is one of Loop, Line, Point, Hole
Triangulation FileChoose the "file" notebook page on the Domain Panel. Type the name of file specifying a domain. The file must be a surface readable by iSight, for example in VRML format, and its polygons must be triangles. The projection of the surface to its first two coordinates will be used as the domain.
The triangulator is experimental.
With the Sequence panel you can make sequences of image files suitable for making animation files in formats such as MPEG or QuickTime.
The sequence panel is not yet fully implemented.