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by robertw
Tue Feb 12, 2008 1:39 pm
Forum: Polyhedron Models
Topic: Paper model choices. Scissors/knife? Single/double tabs? etc
Replies: 24
Views: 177593

Material - Oh yes, forgot about material. I have mostly used 120 gsm paper. Tried 160 gsm once, but found it just slightly too thick. The weight doesn't directly map to thickness necessarily though, and now I use a new paper I discovered. 140 gsm, and acid free, so presumably the colours won't fade...
by robertw
Tue Feb 12, 2008 5:18 am
Forum: Polyhedron Models
Topic: What's the most complex model you've ever made?
Replies: 32
Views: 113390

The most complex model I made is the uniform compound of 5 great rhombicubeoctahedra (W85). Yeah, it looks great (already makes an appearance on my Stella Users' Models page along with some of your other constructions). Good to have you on board Piotr :D You and others reading this topic might also...
by robertw
Tue Feb 12, 2008 5:16 am
Forum: Polyhedron Models
Topic: Paper model choices. Scissors/knife? Single/double tabs? etc
Replies: 24
Views: 177593

Paper model choices. Scissors/knife? Single/double tabs? etc

Just wandering what techniques other model-makers use. Scoring edges - I use a metal ruler and a doll-making needle (a needle about 18 cms long). Scissors/knife? - I use scissors. I get the feeling many people use a knife, but I find scissors more convenient and faster. If you leave tabs on every ed...
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: 113390

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: 46264

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: 46264

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: 113390

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: 15618

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: 12116

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: 110535

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: 16290

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: 12559

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: 60410

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: 110535

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: 29663

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...