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by indigotwilight
Sat Jul 16, 2011 2:27 pm
Forum: Stella Forum
Topic: Questions about Stellations and Stellation Criterion
Replies: 0
Views: 9714

Questions about Stellations and Stellation Criterion

This thought started a few days ago when I thought I'd try and export images of each stellation of the icosidodecahedron. I noticed there wasn't anything out there listing each one, as there is for the platonic solids, so I thought I'd give it a go (and save a few nets as PDF's along the way so I co...
by indigotwilight
Wed Jul 13, 2011 10:07 am
Forum: Stella Feature Requests
Topic: Split facets in coplanar faces
Replies: 0
Views: 8493

Split facets in coplanar faces

I've stumbled upon this little chestnut a couple of times now. I load up (or create a model) in stella and go to view and print nets, and the nets are not arranged according the the colour scheme chosen. I know part of this is due to the fact the nets are generated using the stellation mode, but I w...
by indigotwilight
Wed Jul 13, 2011 9:51 am
Forum: Stella Feature Requests
Topic: Ability to EXPORT an ANIMATION of 3d and 4d rotations
Replies: 8
Views: 22339

After playing around with the 4D models in Stella last night, I too would love to be able to export animations - especially of the 4D rotations, etc. I experimented a little using camstudio, and got something reasonable but it was a bit of trial and error to get the right part of the screen into the...
by indigotwilight
Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:20 pm
Forum: Polyhedra
Topic: Icosahedon 5 compound - anyone tried making one?
Replies: 7
Views: 14233

Icosahedon 5 compound - anyone tried making one?

I've just started building the compound of 5 dodecahedra, and thought it might be nice to make its dual, the compound of 5 icosahedra, as well. The pair look like they'd make a nice set. I've noticed, though, that the icosahedron 5 compound has some overlapping faces which causes stella4d to display...
by indigotwilight
Mon Jun 20, 2011 2:06 pm
Forum: Stella Forum
Topic: Giving away nets as PDF, off and stel files, etc
Replies: 0
Views: 7807

Giving away nets as PDF, off and stel files, etc

I'm in the process of building a website, part of which I want to use to display images of polyhedron models I've built. I thought it might be nice to include the nets as PDF's so people could then print them out and try to build the models themselves if they wanted to. In addition, I am considering...
by indigotwilight
Mon Jun 20, 2011 11:20 am
Forum: Stella Forum
Topic: mac
Replies: 1
Views: 7402

Hi Daniela,

Have you tried compiling using WINE? Maybe you could experiment using the demo version of Stella to see if it works.



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by indigotwilight
Fri May 27, 2011 5:42 pm
Forum: Stella Forum
Topic: Just written my first OFF file
Replies: 0
Views: 7391

Just written my first OFF file

I took a moment to learn the .OFF file format, and decided to 'write' my own polyhedron model. It's a sort of octagrammic bipyramid. Might be useful for creating Christmas Tree decorations. The file loads up fine in Stella4d (though it does give a pop up about decimal points in the beginning). The d...
by indigotwilight
Fri May 20, 2011 11:16 am
Forum: Polyhedron Models
Topic: Compound of all three stellations of the Dodecahedron
Replies: 2
Views: 12798

Compound of all three stellations of the Dodecahedron

Just finished my latest model. It is a compound of the small stellated, great and great stellated dodecahedron. This was also the first time I used double tabs, so it represents a new development in my technique too. I have found the model is a lot more rigid and was surprisingly easier to put toget...
by indigotwilight
Fri Apr 22, 2011 3:01 pm
Forum: Polyhedra
Topic: Compound of Two Deltahedra
Replies: 10
Views: 24732

Thanks Rob, that did the trick. :D I've noticed compounds of some stellations of the icosahedron seem quite prone to this. The cut is a good workaround, and I decided to print out a copy of the net to build one. I've got a pack of metallic black card I've been dying to build something with. I think ...
by indigotwilight
Thu Apr 21, 2011 10:56 pm
Forum: Polyhedra
Topic: Compound of Two Deltahedra
Replies: 10
Views: 24732

I just tried to create this model (as an exercise) on stella4d. Though the compound was relatively straightforward to create, I noticed the net wasn't looking right. Shouldn't the net be a hexagonal object with this colour scheme? Here's a screenshot. What am I doing wrong? I set the colour scheme t...
by indigotwilight
Fri Apr 15, 2011 2:01 pm
Forum: Polyhedron Models
Topic: Paper model choices. Scissors/knife? Single/double tabs? etc
Replies: 24
Views: 161540

I used to build polyhedron models as a childhood hobby, then stopped when sixthform college and university life took over. Now I've gotten back into it. Still experimenting with materials and techniques really. At the moment my favoured material is 220gsm mirror card. Just made a compound of 4 cubes...
by indigotwilight
Fri Apr 15, 2011 1:23 pm
Forum: Polyhedron Models
Topic: Compound 5-Small inverted retro-snub icosicosdodecahedra
Replies: 4
Views: 25394

Thanks.. I'll give it a go. :D Interesting you mention Magnus Wenninger. I remember finding an old copy of his book, Polyhedron Models, in the school library when I was a kid. When I browsed through it, I saw all these different stars I could make - so took it out to try and build some. The first po...
by indigotwilight
Thu Apr 07, 2011 2:10 pm
Forum: Polyhedron Models
Topic: Compound 5-Small inverted retro-snub icosicosdodecahedra
Replies: 4
Views: 25394

Nice. Will you be making one from paper? :wink: If only I could, but I fear it would take too long and seriously test my patience to the limit. I printed the net to pdf (using cutePDF) to have a look. There's so many tiny parts to it. One of my goals though is to build a small inverted retro snub i...
by indigotwilight
Thu Apr 07, 2011 12:15 pm
Forum: Stella Feature Requests
Topic: Some suggestions (obj import, 64bit, display all stellations
Replies: 2
Views: 10134

Some suggestions (obj import, 64bit, display all stellations

I've been playing around with stella4d for a good few days now, and am thoroughly enjoying the software. Building new polyhedra is quite simple, and I've made some quite interesting looking compounds as a result. I have some preliminary suggestions which I'd find useful in the sense of how I use the...
by indigotwilight
Mon Apr 04, 2011 9:40 pm
Forum: Polyhedron Models
Topic: Compound 5-Small inverted retro-snub icosicosdodecahedra
Replies: 4
Views: 25394

Compound 5-Small inverted retro-snub icosicosdodecahedra

My first day of experimenting with the full version of stella4d. After following the tutorials, I thought I'd have a go at creating some compounds of my own using the techniques described. Here's a compound of 5 small inverted retrosnub icosicosidodecahedra (5-SIRIID). I made it by first loading up ...