I want to model rays of light bouncing off a parabolic dish with technical drawing, How do I do it? Answered
Basically I want to model the sunlight as it bounces from both a parabolic and a compound parabolic dish. I want just to use technical drawing. It is no problem to model if the dish is pointed straight at the sun but I want to model the rays if the dish is NOT pointed at the sun.
On a curve, I will gestimate a tangent to an arc and light bouncing off goes off it at the same angle as it hits it.
NO problem it the light arrives parallel to the plane of the dish but most of it will not arrive like this.
How do I do it? Just with elevation plan and sideviews and sections through the dish.
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