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Arc Point Distribution

Demonstrates arc point distribution.


Option Explicit

Sub ArcPointDistribution
   ' Local variables
   Dim arc, cnt, rads
   Dim n_t(), n, i, a0, a1
   Dim line, dom, t

   ' Select arc curve  
   arc = Rhino.GetObject("Select arc", 4)
   If IsNull(arc) Then Exit Sub
   If Not Rhino.IsArc(arc) Then Exit Sub

   ' Get number of points to calculate
   cnt = Rhino.GetInteger("Number of points", 2)
   If IsNull(cnt) Then Exit Sub   

   rads = Rhino.ToRadians(Rhino.ArcAngle(arc))
   n = cnt - 1
   ReDim n_t(n)

   ' Calculate normalized parameters
   For i = 0 To n
     a0 = Sin(rads/2)
     a1 = Sin(i*rads/n - rads/2)
     n_t(i) = (a0+a1)/(2*a0)

   Rhino.EnableRedraw False

   line = Rhino.AddLine(Rhino.CurveStartPoint(arc), Rhino.CurveEndPoint(arc))
   dom = Rhino.CurveDomain(line)

   For i = 0 To n
     ' Convert normalized parameter to domain value
     t = (1.0 - n_t(i)) * dom(0) + n_t(i) * dom(1)
     Rhino.AddPoint Rhino.EvaluateCurve(line, t)

   Rhino.EnableRedraw True
End Sub