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10-08-2012, 01:40 PM
Hello, I am new to this forum and a beginner with OpenGL. I am coding in Java. Our current code base includes rendering for primitives such as cones and spheres. However, I need to make something a bit more complex: a cone with a spherical cap, or spherical cone. This is essentially a cone within a sphere, with the cone and sphere sharing the same center point. I need to render the cone plus the spherical cap formed where the base circle of the cone touches the sphere. The best description I could find for this type of shape is here: http://mathworld.wolfram.com/SphericalCone.html

Any thoughts on how I can draw this?

Thank you for your help,