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by Peter Kane
Tue Oct 30, 2012 5:27 pm
Forum: Polyhedra
Topic: Gilson: Polyhedra - A New Approach
Replies: 19
Views: 38351

I may be wrong, but I think that you can start by drawing a pentagon that has similar angles to the 14 pentagons around the equator of the figure. I don't think that you need to be precise, so long as you make it symmetrical. Make 14 of these and arrange them into a ring. The remaining pentagons tha...
by Peter Kane
Tue Oct 16, 2012 6:43 pm
Forum: Stella Forum
Topic: Special Colour Arrangement in v5
Replies: 2
Views: 11855

Its working now !

After I ended Stella, I had one of those "This program might not have installed properly" dialogs (I'm using windows 7 64 bit). I selected the "oh go away and mind your own business" option (well, something like that :) ) and now my world is colourful once more.

Pete K
by Peter Kane
Tue Oct 16, 2012 5:10 pm
Forum: Stella Forum
Topic: Special Colour Arrangement in v5
Replies: 2
Views: 11855

Special Colour Arrangement in v5

I may be having a "duhu moment", but I'm not able to use the special colour arrangements. After installing the latest release, I displayed an icosahedron and selected one of the 5-colour arrangements, but all of the faces remained the same - using the default, single colour.

Pete K
by Peter Kane
Fri Sep 28, 2012 6:31 am
Forum: Polyhedra
Topic: Gilson: Polyhedra - A New Approach
Replies: 19
Views: 38351

guy wrote:Thanks for the heads-up. I just ordered my copy before replying :)
You're welcome.

Pete K
by Peter Kane
Thu Sep 27, 2012 3:41 pm
Forum: Polyhedra
Topic: Gilson: Polyhedra - A New Approach
Replies: 19
Views: 38351

Gilson: Polyhedra - A New Approach

Noticed a new book on Amazon the other day, so dipped into my piggy bank. Its by Bruce R. Gilson and the "new approach" is to consider polyhedra from the perspective of axial symmetry. It only arrived a couple of hours ago, so I can't provide a review yet, but I thought I'd let you all know there wa...
by Peter Kane
Sun Sep 02, 2012 7:00 pm
Forum: Stella Forum
Topic: Other complementary 3D educational software?
Replies: 1
Views: 10643

You might take a look at WinGeom from peanut software, if you haven't already done so http://math.exeter.edu/rparris/wingeom.html

I'd recommend that you work through some of the tutorials as that's the best way to get to grips with the program.

Pete K
by Peter Kane
Wed Jul 04, 2012 3:25 pm
Forum: Polyhedron Models
Topic: Faceted and subdivided Dodecahedron
Replies: 5
Views: 18320

OK, thanks for the info. Now I'll let you get back to your turkey/fireworks/cardboard, etc.

Cheers,

Pete K
by Peter Kane
Wed Jul 04, 2012 2:05 pm
Forum: Polyhedron Models
Topic: Faceted and subdivided Dodecahedron
Replies: 5
Views: 18320

Kathy, Thanks, that's a lot clearer. I see you've threaded each of the cells for added strength; what did you use - wire ? was it very fiddly ? I'm thinking of doing another vertex-connected model that might benefit from a similar approach. I did experiment using some linen thread on my previous edg...
by Peter Kane
Tue Jul 03, 2012 7:07 pm
Forum: Polyhedron Models
Topic: Faceted and subdivided Dodecahedron
Replies: 5
Views: 18320

Nice. Unuusal, too. Any chance of some close-up shots of the individual cells (I can't quite make them out) ?

Pete K
by Peter Kane
Tue Jun 19, 2012 3:11 pm
Forum: Polyhedron Models
Topic: Premières photos de la construction du 902 faces- aapdkD
Replies: 2
Views: 13916

C'est magnifique!
Je suis en admiration.

Pete K
by Peter Kane
Thu Mar 15, 2012 11:34 am
Forum: Polyhedra
Topic: Icosahedon 5 compound - anyone tried making one?
Replies: 7
Views: 15637

Hmm, stick to table-tennis in future.

That's a nice collection you have on display there.

Pete K
by Peter Kane
Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:35 pm
Forum: Polyhedra
Topic: Icosahedon 5 compound - anyone tried making one?
Replies: 7
Views: 15637

What's that one on the top left ? It looks familiar.

Pete K
by Peter Kane
Wed Mar 14, 2012 4:23 pm
Forum: Stella Forum
Topic: Please tell us about your polyhedra and post photos!
Replies: 1
Views: 9381

Re: Please tell us about your polyhedra and post photos!

I've been fascinated by polyhedra ever since 1961 or thereabouts when I got introduced to them at school. From time to time I post photos of my own polyhedra on here (via Photobucket) - Peter Kane shows some of his too. Please tell us about some of the polyhedra that you've been making, and post ph...
by Peter Kane
Tue Dec 13, 2011 12:00 pm
Forum: Polyhedron Models
Topic: twisted ring
Replies: 8
Views: 23733

I think I need to reboot. Or something. :)

Pete K
by Peter Kane
Sun Dec 11, 2011 12:58 pm
Forum: Polyhedron Models
Topic: twisted ring
Replies: 8
Views: 23733

Ulrich,

These are lovely. I wish I had your eye for colour.

Pete K