Spatial Density of Diagrams

We randomly construct boxes in three-space varying number, size and density to get a feel for how complex a diagram can be and still expose its interior when viewed from the most advantageous angles.

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We construct and view sample configurations using openSCAD's solid geometry primitives.

color("lightgray") cube([250,250,5],true); for(x=[-100:10:100]) for(y=[-100:10:100]) for(z=[5:10:100]) if(rands(0,100,1)[0]<5) translate([x,y,z]+rands(-2,2,3)) color(c=rands(0,1,3),alpha=.8) cube([20,20,10],true);

We find a diagram this complex can be viewed in its totality when freely zoomed and rotated in projection.

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Note that these screenshots are of a 3d interactive viewer where the pan, zoom and viewpoint are all adjustable. With skillful manipulation of these controls one can approximate what it will be like looking at similar diagrams projected into physical space.