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by Nordehylop
Wed May 15, 2013 12:12 am
Forum: Stella Feature Requests
Topic: Quick Color Chooser
Replies: 1
Views: 6659

Quick Color Chooser

Just getting back into paper modeling, and thought of what I think would be a very useful feature. The coloring tools are currently usable, but a little tough to operate. I propose a simple recoloring window wherein you can see the current colors in the model and remap them to new colors all at once...
by Nordehylop
Mon Dec 28, 2009 4:21 am
Forum: Polyhedra
Topic: Octahedron plus Dodecahedron
Replies: 1
Views: 9087

Very pretty! Now, of course, you have to make the cube+icosahedron model to go with it. I once had the idea of making all 10 possible combinations of platonic solid compounds, but only got around to the dual ones. Maybe a compound of all 5 would look nice.
by Nordehylop
Tue Feb 10, 2009 7:10 pm
Forum: Stella Forum
Topic: "Open-Faced" Polyhedra
Replies: 2
Views: 8572

"Open-Faced" Polyhedra

A few months ago I designed and built two models of polyhedral stellations with sections cut away from their faces (so that only the true edges of the polyhedron would connect- actually only parts of the true edges). My blog posts on them can be found here: http://proposition47.blogspot.com/2008/12/...
by Nordehylop
Mon Oct 27, 2008 5:29 pm
Forum: Stella Feature Requests
Topic: My Reccommendations
Replies: 5
Views: 16366

If you take a screenshot of the nets though, they could come out any size, as you can zoom in and out. When printing they are always printed the correct size depending on the scale set via items on the Scale menu. You could partly make up for this if Stella could save nets in a vector format. Then ...
by Nordehylop
Tue Sep 30, 2008 4:56 pm
Forum: Stella Feature Requests
Topic: My Reccommendations
Replies: 5
Views: 16366

My Reccommendations

I have been using Great Stella for a while (about 6 months or so) now, and I absolutely love it. Since I use it a lot, though, I have found a few things that I think could be improved in the next version. Most of them are little things: 1. When you changer the dimensions (radius, edge length, etc.) ...
by Nordehylop
Mon Sep 08, 2008 6:05 pm
Forum: Polyhedron Models
Topic: What's the most complex model you've ever made?
Replies: 26
Views: 92724

Marcelteun, have you ever considered building the "inverse" of your fractal octahedron? It would be basically the same shape but with tetrahedral cells and with octahedral shaped spaces between the cells. A similar idea would be the three dimensional Sierpinski gasket, but that would have the tetrah...
by Nordehylop
Tue Aug 05, 2008 5:13 pm
Forum: Stella Forum
Topic: Császár and Szilassi Polyhedra
Replies: 8
Views: 26429

ISTR that these two are duals of each other. So you need only load one and view its dual to get both. Actually, not so. I really have no idea why, but the duals of these polyhedra on Great Stella look nothing like eachother. Perhaps the polyhedra are distorted in relation to eachother, making it lo...
by Nordehylop
Thu May 29, 2008 10:10 pm
Forum: Stella Forum
Topic: VRML files
Replies: 0
Views: 7362

VRML files

Is it possible to import VRML files into stella? Or is there a "roundabout way" of doing it, such as importing VRML files into a different program and then exporting them as a file type that Stella recognizes? And is it possible to get VRML files off of web pages and onto your computer? That might s...
by Nordehylop
Thu May 29, 2008 9:49 pm
Forum: Stella Forum
Topic: Császár and Szilassi Polyhedra
Replies: 8
Views: 26429

Császár and Szilassi Polyhedra

How would one get the Császár and Szilassi Polyhedra in stella? They are two polyhedra that I would like to build for my dad for Father's day. The Császár polyhedron is the only other polyhedron (besides the tetrahedron) without diagonals, and the Szilassi Polyhedron is the only other polyhedron (be...
by Nordehylop
Thu May 22, 2008 5:30 pm
Forum: Polyhedron Models
Topic: Paper model choices. Scissors/knife? Single/double tabs? etc
Replies: 24
Views: 160603

I considered squeezing layers together a long time ago, but I was a bit afraid that this would be too inaccurate I started doing this recently for my Great Icosahedron. I don't think that it was any less accurate than usual, because although I was cutting many layers at once, I was also being a lot...
by Nordehylop
Wed May 07, 2008 9:38 pm
Forum: Polyhedra
Topic: Polyhedral Chess Set
Replies: 3
Views: 15595

Another advantage of the cuboctahedron is that its move could be thought of as a cross between the bishop's diagonal and the the rook's othogonal move. Another idea that I had was to use the snub disphenoid (J84) because it is isohedral like the other pieces but has a sort of twisted look. My dad wa...
by Nordehylop
Sun May 04, 2008 7:31 pm
Forum: Polyhedra
Topic: Polyhedral Chess Set
Replies: 3
Views: 15595

Polyhedral Chess Set

I had the idea a while ago of building a chess set with the regular polyhedra as the pieces. Only one problem: six chess piece types, five regular polyhedra. Unsurprisingly, the knight was the odd one out, but here is what I came up with for the other five (and some of the reasoning behind the choic...
by Nordehylop
Wed Apr 02, 2008 5:30 pm
Forum: Stella Feature Requests
Topic: Tabs?
Replies: 9
Views: 22538

I think that a tool to tell you how to fit tabs inside the model without any conflict would be very handy. For example, I had to trash a vertex part for my great icosahedron because the tabs were to big and they made the vertex point turn into more of a "vertex area". On the other hand, I don't thin...
by Nordehylop
Thu Mar 27, 2008 4:27 pm
Forum: Polyhedron Models
Topic: thin glass?
Replies: 7
Views: 19994

The other day I saw a set (actually a couple sets) of Platonic Solids made from what looked like ordinary window glass. There was one set of plain solids, and a few other models with strings, spheres, etc. inside them (to show off the medians of a tetrahedron, etc.) They looked like Henry Chasey's p...
by Nordehylop
Mon Mar 03, 2008 10:37 pm
Forum: Polyhedra
Topic: A Duality-related Question
Replies: 4
Views: 14861

Thanks for the replies, guys! I just noticed that the base+dual thing also works for the Kepler-Poinsot solids (dodecadodecahedron and small ditrigonal icosidodecahedron/great icosidodecahedron, possibly others), though this may just be a coincidence, as there are a lot of things that you can do wit...