Implicit function

John Biddiscombe j.biddiscombe at
Mon Jan 17 05:56:22 EST 2000

Dear people

If I'm subclassing vtkSphere to produce vtkFresnelEllipsoid which is just
an elllipse oriented around Tx and Rx points. I can

a) Create an ellipse from scratch by doing f(x,y,z) for ellipse (i.e no
b) Transform sphere by supplying vtktransform to vtkSphere

if I do b), should I worry about function gradient or will this be taken
care of.

There ought to be an addditonal term in the 2(x-x0), 2(y-y0) etc etc bits
but will this be absorbed by the transformation? I should know the answer
but I'm confused.

John B

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