PDT Trigonometrical Waves
The Menu for Trigonometrical Waves
This section of PDT is used to generate Trigonometrical Waves in a selected Object.
In order to enable the
Generate button, the use must first select
an object using the
Object Selector box.
There are then a number of parameters that need to be set:
Working Plane- this is just a duplicate display of the main PDT
Wave Form- Sine Cosine, or Tangent.
The number of
Cycles- each cycle is 180 degrees, NOT a full circle, so a value of 1 will result in one peak with a sine wave for example.
Cycle Length- the length in blend file units of one cycle.
Amplitude- the height of the wave.
Emptythe target object, set to true this will delete all vertices in the target object.
Resolution- the number of vertices on one cycle.
If you are generating a
Tangentwave, the maximum amplitude of the wave. Tangent functions range from 0 to infinity over a 90 degree wave, so this limits the extent to which the tangent wave will extend.
Start Location- the point at which the first vertex will appear in Global Coordinates.
Absolutevalues are required. In this context Absolute means greater than 0, so all peaks will be positive.
Here is a “Before” image:
And here is an “After” image:
Here is an example of “Absolute” values using a Sine Wave:
And finally an example of a Tangent Wave limited to a maximum value of 5: