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by EricRegener
Tue Sep 16, 2014 10:07 pm
Forum: Polyhedron Models
Topic: It's a newborn Great Icosihemidodecahedron
Replies: 3
Views: 13658

It's a newborn Great Icosihemidodecahedron

Finally finished my first model using Stella, a Great Icosiwhatsis (see title). Experts among you will see how clumsy I have been. - The model is way smaller than I expected. In the 3rd image you see a ball-point pen for scale. With all the paper it used, I was anticipating something more imposing! ...
by EricRegener
Tue Sep 16, 2014 9:03 pm
Forum: Stella Forum
Topic: Hello from Eric
Replies: 7
Views: 19263

Finally constructed sth!

I finally constructed something! Not very pretty, but so much fun! One image below, others in the Polyhedron Models subforum. I'm delighted with the color mixing and color choice options, and with the fact that the nets are automatically printed with the colors you chose in the display. Rob, thanks ...
by EricRegener
Sun Aug 31, 2014 4:12 am
Forum: Stella Forum
Topic: Hello from Eric
Replies: 7
Views: 19263

Rob, I was blown away - again - by what Stella can do. I assigned colors to all the faces of a polyhedron and found, to my delight, that Stella automatically prints the unfolded nets with all the colors I chose, in all the right places. I feel like I've gone to heaven! Sorry to go all starry-eyed ov...
by EricRegener
Sun Aug 31, 2014 3:51 am
Forum: Stella Feature Requests
Topic: Show coplanar edges in net printouts
Replies: 2
Views: 7933

Rob, thanks for your reply. Actually it's not hard to put in the edgelets by hand. I simply print the whole unfolded net to PDF and open the PDF file in CorelDraw. The "snap to" options in CorelDraw make it easy to apply the edgelets accurately, at least at the low level I'm at so far. Exporting bac...
by EricRegener
Sun Aug 24, 2014 9:53 pm
Forum: Stella Feature Requests
Topic: Show coplanar edges in net printouts
Replies: 2
Views: 7933

Show coplanar edges in net printouts

The option 'Show edges" gives a really nice looking visualization. I like viewing the edges that are coplanar with star faces. In the models I made way back when, I always carefully drew these edgelets. Without them, octagrams, and specially decagrams, tend to look sort of "blah." If you can see the...
by EricRegener
Sun Aug 17, 2014 3:31 pm
Forum: Stella Forum
Topic: Hello from Eric
Replies: 7
Views: 19263

Peter Kane, RobertW, Oxenholme, Thanks for your kind welcomes and your replies! Sorry I am so slow to write. It's interesting to read from each of you about the history of your fascination with polyhedra and how you got into them. RobertW, thank you for pointing out "Paper color mixing," which I had...
by EricRegener
Mon Aug 04, 2014 5:22 pm
Forum: Stella Forum
Topic: Hello from Eric
Replies: 7
Views: 19263

Hello from Eric

Dear Robert Webb and other forum members, I am delighted to discover Stella, your software, your models and your forum. I have been interested in polyhedra since I was in 4th grade and constructed the Platonic (and some Archimedean?) solids from diagrams I saw in school. My late father, a physics pr...