Here’s a simple parametric point cloud that shows the two techniques for using arrays instead of Repeats that I blogged about earlier:
I used this set of parametric equations to get a cylinder point cloud:
x = sin(u)
y = cos(u)
z = v
0 <= u <= 2*PI
-2 <= v <= 2
For this exercise, I simply used Build Interpolated Array to build arrays of U and V values, but I probably should use something like the XYZ_Grid_Generator technique described by Daniel Brassard on si-community.