# Sphere coords, radiating from centre.

Hi, I am looking for a script or function or similar that will list all of the coordinates inside a sphere, example:

``````Vector3(0, 0, 0);
Vector3(1, 0, 0);
Vector3(0, 1, 0);
Vector3(0, 0, 1);
Vector3(-1, 0, 0);
Vector3(0, -1, 0);
Vector3(0, 0, -1);
Vector3(1, 1, 0);
Vector3(1, 0, 1);
Vector3(0, 1, 1);
... (skip a few)
Vector3(4, 5, -6);
etc...
``````

as you can see all of the coords are ints
it lists every coord
it starts from the centre

Bonus points if you know what such a function is called
Also Bonus points if you know how to adapt it for an ellipse

thanks

So if i get the question right you want all whole number-coordinates which are inside a sphere with a given radius?

In that case, just iterate over all whole-number-coordinates of the bounding box of the sphere and do an “inside check” with the formula

``````x² + y² + z² < r²
``````

You could implement it with a two method approach to keep it versatile:

``````// You need a "using System.Collections.Generic;" at the top
IEnumerable<Vector3> GetPointsInBoundingBox(Bounds aBounds)
{
int maxX = Mathf.RoundToInt(aBounds.max.x);
int maxY = Mathf.RoundToInt(aBounds.max.y);
int maxZ = Mathf.RoundToInt(aBounds.max.z);
for(int z = Mathf.RoundToInt(aBounds.min.z); z < maxZ; z++)
for(int y = Mathf.RoundToInt(aBounds.min.y); y < maxY; y++)
for(int x = Mathf.RoundToInt(aBounds.min.x); x < maxX; x++)
yield return new Vector3(x,y,z);
}

{
Bounds bounds = new Bounds(aCenter, Vector3.one * aRadius*2);
foreach(var p in GetPointsInBoundingBox(bounds))
{
if ((p-aCenter).sqrMagnitude < rSquared)
yield return p;
}
}
``````

Now you can do something like this and you get a “blocky” filled sphere:

``````foreach(var p in GetPointsInSphere(Vector3.zero, 7))
{
var go = GameObject.CreatePrimitive(PrimitiveType.Cube);
go.transform.position = p;
}
``````

If you just want the points in a List / array, just use ToList or ToArray from the System.Linq namespace:

``````// You need of course "using System.Linq;" at the top
Vector3[] points = GetPointsInSphere(Vector3.zero, 7).ToArray();
``````

edit

Keep in mind that i use Vector3 here for simplicity and compatibilty. If you really want them as int coordinates you might want to create your own “Vector3i” struct.

second edit

If you want the points to be sorted by the distance from the origin you can also use linq. just like this:

``````Vector3[] points = GetPointsInSphere(Vector3.zero, 7).OrderBy((v)=>v.sqrMagnitude).ToArray();
``````