http://www.softimageblog.com/archives/115

Part way down is a python implimentation which I gather if you do it right you should end up with a spiral pattern that evenly places N# points across the surface. as you see here.

http://www.flickr.com/photos/279743...in/photostream/

Im naturally not quite getting that yet. Any body want to see what I might be doing wrong?

Thanks!

-Michael

Code:

delete $_pts_* -- Here is an implementation of the Saff and Kuijlaars algorithm for evenly distributed Points on Sphere -- Golden Section spiral n= 50 --num points on the sphere s = pi / sqrt(n) phi = 0 pts = #([0, -1,0] ) for k = 1 to n-1 do ( y = -1.0 + ( 2.0 * k / ( n - 1)) r = 1.0 - (y * y) phi = phi + s / r append pts [(cos phi)*r, y, (sin phi)*r] ) append pts [0,1, 0] for i in pts do ( point pos:(i*100) centermarker:true cross:false name:("_pts_" + (i as string)) ) forceCompleteRedraw()