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by Robin Adair
Sat Jan 05, 2019 11:54 pm
Forum: Stella Forum
Topic: dividing net pieces
Replies: 1
Views: 506

dividing net pieces

I'm interested in building a "Crossed Heptagrammic Cupoliac Blend, Symbol: Q+ 7/5. Some of the pieces are quite tiny! I've selected Color per face, giving 29 different colors. I've enlarged the scale to allow the maximum size which the net pieces will fit on a sheet 8"x11-1/2" (shortest edge, approx...
by Robin Adair
Tue Dec 18, 2018 5:09 pm
Forum: Stella Feature Requests
Topic: my vote for feature request
Replies: 1
Views: 508

my vote for feature request

I definitely vote to have an option to eliminate 3d lighting. When attempting to custom color a model, it is a bit of a nuisance. For example, if I am using 3 different shades of blue, a light, medium, and a dark, when rotating the view, a light blue will change through the range of blues (by shadow...
by Robin Adair
Tue Dec 11, 2018 2:15 pm
Forum: Polyhedron Models
Topic: A few pics
Replies: 6
Views: 1199

Re: A few pics

I think I should have gone for smaller, as you say it is hard to store. I thought about giving it to a classroom, thinking that they might have more room, but my daughter wanted it for her home. You may have noticed some creases. The pentagrams (stars) are the weak areas. I reinforced some of them w...
by Robin Adair
Mon Dec 10, 2018 3:23 pm
Forum: Polyhedron Models
Topic: A few pics
Replies: 6
Views: 1199

Re: A few pics

Here's a W-76, the Rhombidoecadocecahedron approximately 23 inches tall, with each parallel plane a separate color (I think this was 23 different colors). I completed it about a month ago. It's too bad that the photos in the book "Polyhedron Models" by Wenninger aren't in color. Black and white just...
by Robin Adair
Sun Dec 09, 2018 11:57 pm
Forum: Polyhedron Models
Topic: A few pics
Replies: 6
Views: 1199

A few pics

Just a few pics of recent models I've done. W-58 done in a poinsettia styling and coloring. With, and without stamens added https://i.postimg.cc/Lhbj1MPh/IMG-0716.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/yDq9LXvH/IMG-0717-2.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/JtGkmdF8/IMG-0726.jpg https://i.postimg.cc/4nqh3QC9/IMG-0729.jpg
by Robin Adair
Fri Nov 30, 2018 6:14 pm
Forum: Stella Forum
Topic: coloring for nets
Replies: 8
Views: 1536

Re: coloring for nets

Well, I printed example nets, increasing line widths up to eight. No worries decreasing precision, it only makes the lines easier to see! Never got a "fat" line. This should work nicely!
by Robin Adair
Fri Nov 30, 2018 5:14 pm
Forum: Stella Forum
Topic: coloring for nets
Replies: 8
Views: 1536

Re: coloring for nets

Thanks for bearing with me. The print preview shows the tabs plainly. Initially, I printed on a medium green card stock paper. I couldn't see the tabs, so I printed on plain white paper. The tabs showed, but faintly, approximately the color of my card stock paper. The printer showed low ink, so I re...
by Robin Adair
Thu Nov 29, 2018 2:38 pm
Forum: Stella Forum
Topic: coloring for nets
Replies: 8
Views: 1536

Re: coloring for nets

I understand. Unfortunately, I am having another difficulty. When I print my nets, the outlines for the tabs are printing in the same color as the paper, making them invisible. I discovered this by printing one net sheet on white paper. The rest of the lines as well as the edge connection numbers ar...
by Robin Adair
Wed Nov 28, 2018 3:11 pm
Forum: Stella Forum
Topic: coloring for nets
Replies: 8
Views: 1536

Re: coloring for nets

Thanks, this is working well. I have one additional difficulty. When viewing and spinning the base view, parts of the same color appear in various tints. For example, if I were to make a piece white, it appears white only when viewed directly. It will change to various shades of gray as turned. Is t...
by Robin Adair
Mon Nov 26, 2018 4:42 pm
Forum: Stella Forum
Topic: coloring for nets
Replies: 8
Views: 1536

coloring for nets

I am trying to create a model of W-58, Twelfth stellation of the icosidodecahedron. When I bring up the model in Stella 4d, the star arms are in red, and the remaining pieces are yellow. The star arms look similar to poinsettias. So, I thought I would try having the pentagon form surrounding the sta...