tolcreator

05-22-2014, 12:06 PM

Here's what I want to draw:

Take a globe.

Draw 3 circles on it:

1) The equator

2) The 0/180 lines of longitude (i.e. a circle from north pole, to a point on the equator, to the south pole, to the antipode of that point, back to north).

3) The 90/270 lines of longitude

This gives you 6 points where these lines intersect, call them points A, B, C, D, E, and F.

A is the north pole.

B is the intersection of 0 longitude and the equator

C is the intersection of 90 longitude and the equator.

D is the antipode of A (i.e. the south pole)

E is the antipode of B (i.e. intersection of 180 and equator)

F is the antipode of C (i.e. intersection of 270 and equator).

Now: I want to draw concentric circles, centered on each of these 6 points. And I want to unfold that sphere into a nice equirectangular projection. This is to form a grid. Each of those points is the "pole" of an element on my world, and the concentric circles show the decreasing influence of that element as you get further from the pole.

I've attached what I have at the moment (lets see if that works...), a region centered on the "earth" pole (which is on the equator. North is ice, south is fire, west is water, east is air). While the grid for ice and fire is correct here (they are straight lines of lattitude), the circles for earth, water, and air are just plain circles. It's ok (ish) near those poles, but as you get further from them they get increasingly incorrect... at the center, the limits of air and water, say, should be straight vertical lines, and not circles at a tangent.

Does any one know of a tool that can do what I want? I guess at a pinch I could try working out the maths and write something in python to do it...

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Take a globe.

Draw 3 circles on it:

1) The equator

2) The 0/180 lines of longitude (i.e. a circle from north pole, to a point on the equator, to the south pole, to the antipode of that point, back to north).

3) The 90/270 lines of longitude

This gives you 6 points where these lines intersect, call them points A, B, C, D, E, and F.

A is the north pole.

B is the intersection of 0 longitude and the equator

C is the intersection of 90 longitude and the equator.

D is the antipode of A (i.e. the south pole)

E is the antipode of B (i.e. intersection of 180 and equator)

F is the antipode of C (i.e. intersection of 270 and equator).

Now: I want to draw concentric circles, centered on each of these 6 points. And I want to unfold that sphere into a nice equirectangular projection. This is to form a grid. Each of those points is the "pole" of an element on my world, and the concentric circles show the decreasing influence of that element as you get further from the pole.

I've attached what I have at the moment (lets see if that works...), a region centered on the "earth" pole (which is on the equator. North is ice, south is fire, west is water, east is air). While the grid for ice and fire is correct here (they are straight lines of lattitude), the circles for earth, water, and air are just plain circles. It's ok (ish) near those poles, but as you get further from them they get increasingly incorrect... at the center, the limits of air and water, say, should be straight vertical lines, and not circles at a tangent.

Does any one know of a tool that can do what I want? I guess at a pinch I could try working out the maths and write something in python to do it...

64327