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A list of some of the preset shapes that Parplot variation produces. There’s more now, but this should give you a flavour of what to expect.

A list of Parplot presets by Don Town, Image samples 1-37 by Sarah Griffin.

ABOUT THIS INDEX
Each image in this table is a single JWildfire layer using several transforms. Front, back and side views were prepared by working in the different planes of XY, YZ, and ZX. Some figures are labeled for different color modes as well. Orange numbering was applied with Irfanview. Credits and sourcing are given wherever possible.
Preset IDPresetExample ImageCreatorNotes
03D lissajousSGParplotSampleAndreas Maschkex=cos(u)*(4+cos(v))
y=sin(u)*(4+cos(v))
z=4*sin(2*u)+sin(v)*(1.2-sin(v))
umin = 0.0, umax = 2 * pi
vmin = 0.0, vmax = 2 * pi
1coneSGParplotSampleAndreas Maschkecolor_modes 0-3
x=cos(v)*sin(2*u)
y=sin(v)*sin(2*u)
z=sin(2*v)*sqr((cos(u)))
umin = 0.0, umax = pi
vmin = 0.0. vmax = pi
2shellSGParplotSample Andreas Maschkecolor_mode=2; the center line is from the gradient.
x=cos(u)*(exp(u/10)-1)*(cos(v)+0.8)
y=sin(u)*(exp(u/10)-1)*(cos(v)+0.8)
zformula=exp(u/10)-1)*sin(v)
umin = 0.0, umax = 5 * pi
vmin = 0.0, vmax = 2 * pi
3torusSGParplotSampleAndreas Maschkexformula = cos(v)*(2+sin(u+v/3))
yformula = sin(v)*(2+sin(u+v/3))
zformula = cos(u+v/3)
umin = 0.0, umax = 2 * pi
vmin = 0.0, vmax = 2 * pi
4helixSGParplotSampleAndreas Maschkecolor_mode set as indicated
xformula = cos(u)*(2+cos(v))
yformula = sin(u)*(2+cos(v))
zformula = (u-2*pi)+sin(v)
umin = 0.0; umax = 4.0 * pi
vmin = 0.0, vmax = 2.0 * pi
5wavy discSGParplotSampleAndreas Maschkex = u*cos(v)
y = u*sin(v)
z = sqr(cos(4.0*u))*exp(0-u)
umin = 0.0, umax = pi
vmin = 0.0, vmax = 2.0 * pi
6klein bottleSGParplotSampleAndreas Maschkex = x=cos(u)*(2.0+sqr(cos(u/2.0))*sin(v))
y = sin(u)*(2.0+sqr(cos(u/2.0))*sin(v))
z = sqr(cos(u/2.0))*cos(v)
umin = 0.0 – pi, umax = pi
vmin = 0.0 – pi, vmax = 2.0 * pi
7Case 7SGParplotSampleAndreas Maschkex = cos(u)*(4+cos(v))
y = sin(u)*(4+cos(v))
z = 3*sin(u)+(sin(3*v)*(1.2+sin(3*v)))
umin = 0.0, umax = 2.0 * pi
vmin = 0.0, vmax = 2.0 * pi
8Case 9SGParplotSampleAndreas Maschkex= = u*cos(v)
y = v*cos(u)
z = u*v*sin(u)*sin(v)
umin = 0.0 – pi, umax = pi
vmin = 0.0 – pi, vmax = pi
9Hershey KissSGParplotSampleAndreas Maschkex = cos(u)*sin(v*v*v/(pi*pi))
y = sin(u)*sin(v)
z = cos(v)
umin = 0.0, umax = 2.0 * pi
vmin = 0.0, vmax = pi
10Case 10SGParplotSampleAndreas Maschkex`= cos(u)*((cos(3*u)+2)*sin(v)+0.5)
y` = sin(u)*((cos(3*u)+2)*sin(v)+0.5)
z` = (cos(3*u)+2)*cos(v)
umin = 0.0, umax = 2.0 * pi
vmin = 0.0, vmax=2.0 * pi
11Varigated sphereSGParplotSampleAndreas Maschkesolid render
source:https://reference.wolfram.com/language/tutorial/Paramet
ricPlots.html
x= sin(u)*sin(v)+0.05*cos(20*v)
y = cos(u)*sin(v)+0.05*cos(20*u)
z = cos(v)
umin = -pi, umax = pi
vmin = -pi, vmax = pi
12ShellSGParplotSampleDimitri Augusto Rochahttps://renklisheyler.wordpress.com/2012/04/27/algebraicsurfaces/

x=2.0*(1.0-exp(u/(6.0*pi)))*cos(u)*sqr(cos(v/2.0))
y = 2.0*(-1.0+exp(u/(6.0*pi)))*sin(u)*sqr(cos(v/2.0))
z =1.0-exp(u/(3.0*pi))-sin(v)+exp(u/(6.0*pi))*sin(v)
umin = 0,umax = 6 * pi
vmin = 0, vmax = 2* pi
13SlinkySGParplotSampleDon Townhttp://mathworld.wolfram.com/Slinky.html

color_modes 0-3
x=(6+2*cos(u*v))*cos(u) ---- R=6, a=2, h=2
y=(6+2*cos(u*v))*sin(u)
z=(2*u+2*sin(u*v))
umin= 0.0, umax= 6 * pi
vmin= 0.0, vmax= 6 * pi
14Real slinkySGParplotSampleFrank Baumannx=(1.0+0.25*cos(75.0*u))*cos(u)
y=(1.0+0.25*cos(75.0*u))*sin(u)
z=u+sin(75.0*u)
umin= -2 * pi, umax= 2 * pi
vmin= -2 * pi, vmax= 2 * pi
15Spherical spiralSGParplotSampleFrank Baumannx= 7.83*cos((v-pi)/2)*(cos(16.4*v))
y= 7.83*cos((v-pi)/2)*(sin(16.4*v))
z= 7.83*sin((v-pi)/2)
umin= 0.0, umax= 2 * pi
vmin= 0.0. vmax= 2 * pi
16Spherical roseSGParplotSampleFrank Baumannxformula= (2 + sin(7*u + 5*v))*cos(u)*sin(v)
y= (2 + sin(7*u + 5*v))*sin(u)*sin(v)
z= (2 + sin(7*u + 5*v))*cos(v)
umin= -pi, umax= pi
vmin= -pi, vmax= pi
17Folded boxSGParplotSampleFrank BaumannPreset_id=17
x= sin(u)*sin(v)
y= cos(v)*cos(u)
z= sin(sin(u)+cos(v))
umin= -pi, umax= pi
vmin= -pi, vmax= pi
18Wavy heartSGParplotSampleFrank Baumannx= (2*v*cos(u))
y= 2.0*v*(sin(u))+v*fabs(cos(u))
z= cos(3*v)*sin(3*v)2
umin= 0.0, umax= 63
vmin= 0.0, vmax= 6
1Turn your heart right side up with the Affine transform-Vertical flip
button in the XY plane.
2Change the amplitude of waves by changing zformula value as
seen in this equation: a*cos(f*v)*a*sin(f*v) Change the frequency
of waves by changing value f. a=amplitude; f=frequency.
3To remove the pierced look, set umin to below -0.3.
19Interesting ShapeSGParplotSampleFrank Baumanncolor_modes 0-3
x=v*sin(fabs(u))
y= u*sin(fabs(v))
z= u+fabs(sin(v*u))
umin= -pi, umax= pi
vmin= -pi, vmax= pi
20Bubble GumSGParplotSampleFrank Baumannxformula= cos(u)*(6-(5/4+sin(3-v))*sin(v-3-u))
y= (6-(5/4+sin(3*v))*sin(v-3*u))*sin(u)
z= -cos(v-3*u)*(5/4+sin(3*v))
umin= -pi, umax= pi
vmin= -pi, vmax= pi
21Twisted TorusSGParplotSampleFrank Baumannxformula= (4+(sin(4*(v+2*u))+1.25)*cos(v))*cos(u)
y= (4+(sin(4*(v+2*u))+1.25)*cos(v))*sin(u)
z= ((sin(4*(v+2*u))+1.25)*sin(v))
umin= -pi, umax= pi
vmin= -pi, vmax= pi
22VaseSGParplotSampleFrank Baumannxformula= u
y= sin(v)*(u*u*u+2.0*u*u-2.0*u+2.0)/5.0
z= cos(v)*(u*u*u+2.0*u*u-2.0*u+2.0)/5.0
umin= -2.3, umax= 1.3
vmin= 0.0, vmax= 2 * pi
23BreatherSG Parplot Sample 023Frank Baumanncolor_modes 0-3
xformula=-0.8*u+(2*0.75*cosh(0.5*u)*sinh(0.5*u))/
(0.5*((sqrt(0.75)*sqr(cosh(0.5*u)))
+sqr(0.5*sin(sqrt(0.75)*v))))
y=(2.0*sqrt(0.75)*cosh(0.5*u)*(-
(sqrt(0.75)*cos(v)*cos(sqrt(0.75)*v))-
sin(v)*sin(sqrt(0.75)*v)))/(0.5*sqr((sqrt(0.75)*cosh(0.5*u))
+sqr(0.5*sin(sqrt(0.75)*v))))
z=(2.0*sqrt(0.75)*cosh(0.5*u)*((sqrt(0.75)*sin(v)*cos(sqrt
(0.75)*v))+cos(v)*sin(sqrt(0.75)*v)))/(0.5*sqr((sqrt(0.75)*
cosh(0.5*u)) +sqr(0.5*sin(sqrt(0.75)*v))))
umin= -15, umax= 15
vmin= -24.55, vmax= 22
1 This one can be slow to render, depending on your computer's
capabilities)
24LissajousSGParplotSampleFrank Baumannx= cos(1*u+0)+0.06*sin(1*v) --- Change the 0 value for phase
shift and the u multiplier for frequency
y= cos(15*u+0)-0.6*cos(1*v) --- Change the 0 value for phase
shift and the u multiplier for frequency
z= sin(12*u+0)+0.06*sin(1*v) --- Change the 0 value for phase
shift and the u multiplier for frequency
umin= 0.0, umax= 2 * pi
vmin= -0.5, vmax= 0.5
1 These figures are as written, with no changes to constants (0
values) or coefficients (u multipliers).
25Double mushroomSGParplotSampleFrank Baumann(set pitch close to 90 degrees to see mushroom)
x= (cos(2*u))/(sqrt(2)+sin(2*v))
y= sin(2*u)/(sqrt(2)+sin(2*v))
z= v/(sqrt(5)+cos(2*v))
umin= -pi, umax= pi
vmin= -3, vmax= 8
26Triangluoid trefoilSGParplotSampleFrank Baumanncolor_modes 0-3
x= 2*sin(3*u)/(2+cos(v))
y= 2*(sin(u)+2*sin(2*u))/(2+cos(v+2*pi/3))
z= (cos(u)-2*cos(2*u))*(2+cos(v))*(2+cos(v+2*pi/3))/4
umin= -pi, umax= pi
vmin= -pi, vmax= pi
27Shell#1SGParplotSampleFrank Baumanncolor_modes 0-3
x= pow(1.2,u)*(1+cos(v))*cos(u)
y= pow(1.2,u)*(1+cos(v))*sin(u)
z= pow(1.2,u)*sin(v)-1.5*pow(1.2,u)
umin= -12, umax= 6
vmin= -pi, vmax= pi
28Shell#2SGParplotSampleFrank Baumanncolor_modes 0-3
x= u*cos(u)*(cos(v)+1)
y= u*sin(u)*(cos(v)+1)
z= u*sin(v)-((u+3)/8*pi)*u/3
umin= 0.0, umax= 20
vmin= -pi, vmax= pi
29Trefoil knotSGParplotSampleFrank Baumannx= cos(u)*cos(v)+3*cos(u)*(1.5+sin(u*5/3)/2)
y= sin(u)*cos(v)+3*sin(u)*(1.5+sin(u*5/3)/2)
z= sin(v)+2*cos(u*5/3)
umin= 0.0, umax= 20
vmin= -pi. vmax= pi
30Penne Rigate pastaSGParplotSampleFrank Baumanncolor_modes 0-3
x= 0.1*cos(u)
y= -0.1*sin(u)
z= v+0.1*sin(u)
umin= 0.0, umax= 2 * pi
vmin= -0.5, vmax= 0.5
31Conchiglie RigateSGParplotSampleFrank Baumannx= (u/(pi+pi))*(1.0-2.0*v*v)*cos(u)
y= (u/(pi+pi))*(1.0-2.0*v*v)*sin(u)
z= v
umin= 0.5235988, umax= 6.8067841
vmin= -0.5, vmax= 0.5
32Cavatappi (corkscrew)SGParplotSampleFrank Baumannx= (3+2*cos(v))*cos(u)
y= (3+2*cos(v))*sin(u)
z= 1*u+2*sin(v)
umin= -12.5663706, umax= 2 * pi
vmin= 0.0, vmax= 2 * pi
33Farfalle(Bow-tie)SGParplotSampleFrank Baumannx= u+(1/10)*sin(10*v)
y= ((2.0*v)/3.0)*(1.2-(1.0/(1.0+u*u)))
z= sin(pi*v)/(2*pi*v)
umin= -3, umax= 3
vmin= -pi, vmax= pi
34FusilliSGParplotSampleFrank Baumanncolor_modes 1-3
x= (v/3)*cos(u-(2*1*pi)/3)
y= (v/3)*sin(u-(2*1*pi)/3)
z= u/10+(v^2)/2
umin= -2 * pi, umax= 2 * pi
vmin= 0.0, vmax= 0.5
35Under the seaSG Parplot Sample 035Don Towncolor_mode=2
x=u*cos(v)
y=u*sin(v)
z=exp(-u*u)*(sin(param_a*pi*(u))-u*cos(param_b*v))1
umin=0, umax=2
vmin=0,vmax=2 pi
1Set these values: param_a,param_b, to make changes
A, front and B, back: param_a=0 and param_b=0.
C: param_a=1 and param_b=1.
D: param_a=0 and param_b=1.
E: param_a=1 and param_b=0.
36ParallelogramSGParplotSampleDon Townx=u*cos(v)
y=u*sin(v)
z=exp(-u*u)*(sin(param_a*pi*(u))-u*cos(param_b*v))
umin=0, umax=2
vmin=0,vmax=2 pi
A, B and D: param_a=2 and param_b=5.
C: param_a=-5 and param_b=5.
37Sine wave surfaceParplotSample
38EllipticConeParplotSample
39Ellipsoid (Change (0,0) to create ovoidParplotSample
40Crossbar TwistParplotSample
41Rippled RibbonParplotSample
42Channel SurfaceParplotSample
43Wavy surfaceParplotSample
44Rippled surfaceParplotSample
45Furled surfaceParplot Sample 045
46Accordian surfaceParplotSample

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