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by robertw
Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:07 am
Forum: Stella Forum
Topic: More 4D compounds now available
Replies: 51
Views: 109364

Re: More on hecatonicosachoric aggrandizements

Unfortunately, Stella4D gets lost when I try to construct the vertex/cell-regular compounds of ten great stellated hecatonicosachora {5/2,3,5} and ten grand hecatonicosachora {5,3,5/2} from their vertex figures. What are the vertex figures for those (and respective face choice)? I'll have a look at...
by robertw
Thu Feb 07, 2008 3:40 pm
Forum: MineSweeper3D Forum
Topic: New ID for each Computer
Replies: 1
Views: 16176

Yeah, when I wrote it I used what I thought was a function that got the hard drive serial number. But yes, apparently the number it returns changes if you reinstall Windows. Turns out to be MUCH harder to find the true hard drive serial. I have some code now to do it in most cases, but I'm unaware o...
by robertw
Thu Feb 07, 2008 3:34 pm
Forum: MineSweeper3D Forum
Topic: Minesweeper: the movie!
Replies: 0
Views: 12449

Minesweeper: the movie!

They've made movies of most computer games, and now at last, minesweeper the movie!

http://www.collegehumor.com/video:1770138

Let's hope the sequel is MineSweeper3D the movie! :lol:

Rob.
by robertw
Thu Feb 07, 2008 3:28 pm
Forum: MineSweeper3D Forum
Topic: mine sweep TRUE 3D
Replies: 17
Views: 59898

Hey, you got that up and running pretty quick. I like how the spheres and rods disappear altogether when the sphere has no neighbouring mines. I think I've seen that in other tight-packed cube-tile games, but some reason hadn't thought of it for the ball-and-rod concept. Most comments I can think of...
by robertw
Wed Feb 06, 2008 2:25 am
Forum: Stella Forum
Topic: More 4D compounds now available
Replies: 51
Views: 109364

Re: Five hexacosichora

I don't see any "edit your post" buttons. :? For me, there are "edit" buttons next to the "quote" button in the top right corner of each post. As admin I see these on every post, but I thought other users would still be able to see these on their own posts, provided they are logged in. Is this not ...
by robertw
Tue Feb 05, 2008 2:00 pm
Forum: Stella Feature Requests
Topic: Tabs?
Replies: 9
Views: 29353

I agree sometimes it would be handy for Stella to figure out how big the tabs can be to still fit inside the model without conflict. Usually I just start bigger with the first net of a given type, and shave it down as required. Then I know for the next net, so it's not much of a problem. And good ti...
by robertw
Tue Feb 05, 2008 1:55 pm
Forum: Stella Feature Requests
Topic: Tabs?
Replies: 9
Views: 29353

Here's a thought regarding your colour-blindness (which I just thought of, but is possibly common practice among those in the know!). You could look through coloured cellophane or similar to distinguish some colours. Eg look through something red and transparent and green paper will get dark while r...
by robertw
Tue Feb 05, 2008 6:17 am
Forum: MineSweeper3D Forum
Topic: mine sweep TRUE 3D
Replies: 17
Views: 59898

Re: mine sweep TRUE 3D

Yes, it's 2D tiles wrapped around 3D shapes. When I had the idea I did a search and found quite a few true 3D versions out there, but none like the one I wanted to make. I tried some of the ones with true 3D tiles, but just found them too confusing and difficult to play. A cube has 26 neighbouring c...
by robertw
Tue Feb 05, 2008 5:53 am
Forum: Stella Forum
Topic: More 4D compounds now available
Replies: 51
Views: 109364

Re: Five hexacosichora

Oops! The color-coding was backward. I have put the corrected color-coded figure into the quote above. Sorry about that. :oops: Just for your info, you can edit your old posts to correct errors. Also, images are not uploaded to the forum, but referenced indirectly using the link you used. If you ch...
by robertw
Sun Feb 03, 2008 3:43 pm
Forum: Stella Feature Requests
Topic: Tabs?
Replies: 9
Views: 29353

Tabs?

Currently Stella doesn't print tabs on nets. Do people think it's important that tabs should be printed? The FAQ has the following: Q: Are tabs printed on nets? A: No. Maybe someday, but I don't think it's too important. You just need to remember to leave tabs on edges as you cut out the nets. There...
by robertw
Wed Jan 30, 2008 3:34 am
Forum: Stella Forum
Topic: How do I modify a solid?
Replies: 6
Views: 32424

Good idea Ulrich. Here's a pic in case anyone can't follow this: http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd237/RobertCWebb/SubdivIcos.gif Use "Poly->Subdivide Faces" to get the tesselation required. You're right that this will only work in this case. For a dodecahedron with one vertex truncated, dividing...
by robertw
Wed Jan 30, 2008 3:18 am
Forum: Stella Feature Requests
Topic: Creating convex polychora from vertices
Replies: 14
Views: 41174

I used (and almost always use) 120gsm paper. I found 160 was just a bit bulky, but weight doesn't always correlate to thickness. Actually I think the more recent paper I got was 140gsm which was fine. My model has edge length 2cm, giving the model a diameter of about 10.5cm. Yes, it could have used ...
by robertw
Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:15 am
Forum: MineSweeper3D Feature Requests
Topic: Other New Features I'd like to See
Replies: 1
Views: 14009

Yeah, an undo button after hitting a mine would be handy, and yes it would have to disable high scores for that game. Has been on the to-do list for a while, so maybe sometime. Don't know about the "am I missing something" button! MineSweeper3D can already show you a hint for the next move (which al...
by robertw
Tue Jan 29, 2008 6:08 am
Forum: Stella Feature Requests
Topic: Creating convex polychora from vertices
Replies: 14
Views: 41174

That's the zonohedrification of the dodecahedron. Just load a dodecahedron in Stella and hit "z" (or "Poly->Zonohedrify").

Stella can then print nets for you, and show angles if you need them. Here's one I made out of paper:
http://www.software3d.com/Enneaconta.php

Rob.
by robertw
Tue Jan 29, 2008 5:01 am
Forum: Polyhedron Models
Topic: My Next Project
Replies: 9
Views: 27441

I don't know what to call that shape. It reminds me of a Moebius strip, but obviously isn't. It's really a torus with a lateral wave through it. I'll ask around, but maybe it has no name.

Rob.