Imaging maths - Inside the Klein bottle

September 2003

An elementary parameterization of the Klein bottle

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This elementary parameterization of the Klein bottle consists of four parts, three of which are surfaces of rotation and one is a sheered surface of rotation.

Open the display inspector and switch-off visibility of individual parts using

  • Right-mouse click, select control panel
  • Menu INSPECTOR->DISPLAY
  • Click on either of the four surfaces in the right column to switch visibility

The material properties of individual parts can be modified by first selecting the part and second opening the material panel. A part can be selected by

  • Right-mouse click, select control panel
  • Menu INSPECTOR->DISPLAY
  • Click on either of the four surfaces in the left column to switch visibility

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