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by robertw
Tue Jan 22, 2008 6:12 am
Forum: Stella Forum
Topic: More 4D compounds now available
Replies: 51
Views: 110535

Re: Scaliforms

Dinogeorge wrote:The polychora do have coincident edges, so maybe that's the problem :?:
Maybe, although I thought there were other ones like that which worked (been a while since I looked at this stuff). Send me the .stel files anyway and I'll have a look.

Rob.
by robertw
Tue Jan 22, 2008 2:40 am
Forum: Stella Forum
Topic: More 4D compounds now available
Replies: 51
Views: 110535

No, Stella4D inclused all known uniform polychora, but not all the scaliforms, so please send them through if you make any :wink:

Rob.
by robertw
Mon Jan 21, 2008 6:42 am
Forum: Polyhedra
Topic: What was your introduction to polyhedra?
Replies: 21
Views: 66813

It can indeed be done in Stella, although it was a little tricky.

Click here to download the .stel file

Once in Stella you can print out the nets :D

Image
by robertw
Mon Jan 21, 2008 6:01 am
Forum: Stella Forum
Topic: How do I modify a solid?
Replies: 6
Views: 32654

Re: How do I modify a solid?

...Then stellate it using the stellation diagram (which is very wide because there's no symmetry and the stellachunks are handled one at a time). Twelve of the rectangles in the second row of the diagram correspond to stellachunks that lie on top of the pentagonal faces. You are referring to the ce...
by robertw
Mon Jan 21, 2008 3:51 am
Forum: Stella Feature Requests
Topic: Polytope compound generation
Replies: 6
Views: 22485

Another idea would be to make a 'duplicate object by rotation about the center' feature - for example: Lets say you wanted to make a compound of 5 icoes - start with ico (vertex centered), (rotate xy 36 degrees rotate zw 36 degrees) duplicate ico, (rotate xy and zw another 36 degrees) duplicate ico...
by robertw
Mon Jan 21, 2008 3:47 am
Forum: Stella Feature Requests
Topic: Polytope compound generation
Replies: 6
Views: 22485

One thing that might not be too difficult to implement would be an option for the "ADD/BLEND from Memory" feature: Allow the user to select a vertex in the target polytope (3D or 4D) and in the memorized polytope, and when the ADD operation is done, the memorized polytope is placed so that its sele...
by robertw
Sun Jan 20, 2008 1:52 pm
Forum: Polyhedra
Topic: What was your introduction to polyhedra?
Replies: 21
Views: 66813

Squeaky wrote:I wonder .... do you still have copies of your drawings for the net for the four tetrahedra?

Would you share them with the rest of the forum?

I would love to make this model some time in the future.
I'm sure the model can be made with Stella. I'll have a think about it and get back to you.

Rob.
by robertw
Sat Jan 19, 2008 12:16 pm
Forum: Polyhedron Models
Topic: Posting Images
Replies: 6
Views: 22804

It's the same size as the image was on your computer to start with. Do you have software for resizing images first?

If you copy the text required from photobucket, you don't need to also click the Img button (it already includes the [IMG] tags).

Rob.
by robertw
Sat Jan 19, 2008 2:47 am
Forum: Polyhedron Models
Topic: Posting Images
Replies: 6
Views: 22804

Images must already be uploaded elsewhere first, then you include them here by using a link to them.

I suggest you create an account at http://photobucket.com
Then you can upload all the images you want, and it tells you what text you need to include in forums like this to reference them.

Rob.
by robertw
Fri Jan 18, 2008 6:51 am
Forum: MineSweeper3D Feature Requests
Topic: Bug: Truncated Tetrahedron
Replies: 6
Views: 26362

FIXED!

Somehow a single line of code had been deleted introducing this bug!

Download the fixed version 2.4.2 here:
http://www.software3d.com/Mines3D/download.php

Thanks,
Rob.
by robertw
Fri Jan 18, 2008 5:53 am
Forum: Polyhedron Models
Topic: Mitre Angles
Replies: 7
Views: 22494

Oops, maybe this is more what you're after: http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd237/RobertCWebb/Base3.gif This is easily achieved once you've got a model of the cap on it's own in Stella. Just select the large base, use "Poly->Augment Polyhedron" (or hit "a"), choose to augment using a prism. You c...
by robertw
Fri Jan 18, 2008 5:38 am
Forum: MineSweeper3D Feature Requests
Topic: Bug: Truncated Tetrahedron
Replies: 6
Views: 26362

Hmm, on that board I can reproduce it! Weird, barely anything changed between 2.4 and 2.4.1 other than updating the web links. But maybe something else snuck in.

I'll look into it and get back to you. Watch this space.

Thanks,
Rob.
by robertw
Thu Jan 17, 2008 3:50 pm
Forum: MineSweeper3D Feature Requests
Topic: Ideas For New Boards
Replies: 11
Views: 37760

Jabe wrote:Come to think of it, that polyhedron seen in the phpbb logo would also make a cool board
The little hut/house thing? Hmm, might disappear if I ever get around to figuring out how to customise the forum :lol:

Rob.
by robertw
Thu Jan 17, 2008 6:01 am
Forum: Polyhedron Models
Topic: Wax polyhedra!
Replies: 0
Views: 11030

Wax polyhedra!

I've mostly stuck to paper polyhedra, but I did once try my hand at polyhedral candles, made from wax. Here's one I made: http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd237/RobertCWebb/CandleDod.jpg And here it is still in the mold: http://i225.photobucket.com/albums/dd237/RobertCWebb/CandleDodMold.jpg The id...
by robertw
Thu Jan 17, 2008 5:47 am
Forum: Polyhedron Models
Topic: Welcome!
Replies: 0
Views: 12845

Welcome!

Welcome to the Polyhedron Models forum! Show us models you've made with help from Stella, and discuss model-making techniques. What materials do you use? Paper? Wood? Metal? What techniques do you prefer? Single vs double tabs? etc. To upload images use the "Add image to post" link below where you t...