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by robertw
Tue Feb 12, 2008 3:31 am
Forum: Polyhedron Models
Topic: What's the most complex model you've ever made?
Replies: 32
Views: 113296

Re: Most complex model

pentachoron wrote:Sorry, but I can't figure out how to place an image on this post.
Just do it like this:

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[img]http://link-to-your-image[/img]
And use the preview to make sure it's working (but don't forget to submit as well after that!).

Rob.
by robertw
Mon Feb 11, 2008 12:55 pm
Forum: Polyhedra
Topic: Faceted snub cube
Replies: 13
Views: 46226

I bet you only posted this so it would hook me in! ;) I wouldn't say "only" :D I am new to this forum, so I hope I am not repeating stuff the rest of you already know. The forum's for anyone and everyone, so don't worry about repeating anything people might already know. Like the snub cube (and all...
by robertw
Mon Feb 11, 2008 6:46 am
Forum: Polyhedra
Topic: Faceted snub cube
Replies: 13
Views: 46226

Faceted snub cube

I just discovered an interesting little faceting of the snub cube. Has anyone seen it before? It's interesting because it has just one face-type, an irregular pentagon no less, and it a true polyhedron, not a compound. The only other isohedral facetings (ie having just one face type) appear to be co...
by robertw
Mon Feb 11, 2008 6:28 am
Forum: Polyhedron Models
Topic: What's the most complex model you've ever made?
Replies: 32
Views: 113296

What's the most complex model you've ever made?

What's the most complex model you've ever made :?: As for me, the model with the most parts was Miller's Monster (click for more photos) http://www.software3d.com/JPeg/Miller.jpg It has 1280 external face parts, with nets being printed by Stella onto 42 A4 pages. The model has a diameter of just ove...
by robertw
Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:32 am
Forum: Stella Reviews and Testimonials
Topic: Off-forum comments about Great Stella
Replies: 0
Views: 15605

Off-forum comments about Great Stella

I already have a quotes page, containing comments I've received which I have reproduced there with permission. To get the ball rolling on this forum, I'll quote from the quotes page :wink: Here are some comments about Great Stella (which could equally well apply to Stella4D) Fr. Magnus Wenninger (au...
by robertw
Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:20 am
Forum: Stella Reviews and Testimonials
Topic: Off-forum comments about Stella4D
Replies: 0
Views: 12104

Off-forum comments about Stella4D

I already have a quotes page, containing comments I've received which I have reproduced there with permission. To get the ball rolling on this forum, I'll quote from the quotes page :wink: Here are some of George Olshevsky's comments about Stella4D: "Let me tell you, it's a blast. Nobody who's inter...
by robertw
Fri Feb 08, 2008 5:07 am
Forum: Stella Forum
Topic: More 4D compounds now available
Replies: 51
Views: 110469

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: 16283

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: 12551

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: 60363

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: 110469

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: 29640

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: 29640

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: 60363

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: 110469

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...