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by Peter Kane
Thu Mar 09, 2017 9:19 am
Forum: Stella Forum
Topic: How to Distort Heptogrammic Pyramid
Replies: 2
Views: 2882

You select the heptagrammic face, hit: scale->stretch (non-uniform scale)..., enter the desired value (scale by or set value to ...) and "perpendicular to selected face". Ulrich Thanks Ulrich, that did the trick nicely, though I didn't select the "perpendicular..." option. Somehow I thought you mig...
by Peter Kane
Wed Mar 08, 2017 1:16 pm
Forum: Stella Forum
Topic: How to Distort Heptogrammic Pyramid
Replies: 2
Views: 2882

How to Distort Heptogrammic Pyramid

How can I reduce the height of Heptogrammic Pyramid 1 in Stella's database so that the pyramid is much flatter ?

Ta,

Pete K
by Peter Kane
Mon Apr 27, 2015 3:46 pm
Forum: Polyhedron Models
Topic: My first day with Stella, some diogital renderings...
Replies: 8
Views: 37367

robertw wrote:First time I've seen a spammer actually post something that made some effort to fit with the forum though!
Well if they are looking for the right angle, I'd say they came to the right place :)

Pete K
by Peter Kane
Mon Mar 30, 2015 7:21 am
Forum: Polyhedra
Topic: Miller's Monster
Replies: 8
Views: 19572

Thanks Rob. I did try that, but I must have screwed it up. I just tried it now and it appears to work.

Pete K
by Peter Kane
Sun Mar 29, 2015 8:14 am
Forum: Polyhedra
Topic: Miller's Monster
Replies: 8
Views: 19572

Many thanks Ulrich, I'll give it a try.
by Peter Kane
Sat Mar 28, 2015 11:18 am
Forum: Polyhedra
Topic: Miller's Monster
Replies: 8
Views: 19572

With Stella, how can you set up the colour arrangement described by Guy ?
by Peter Kane
Wed Sep 17, 2014 3:43 pm
Forum: Polyhedron Models
Topic: It's a newborn Great Icosihemidodecahedron
Replies: 3
Views: 11741

Re: It's a newborn Great Icosihemidodecahedron

Thanks for sharing your model - I never tire of seeing them. A few comments: I presume that you used the special colour arrangement in Stella ( Color/Special Color Arrangement/Icosahedral1 ) ? Sadly Rob can't spell colour, or maybe there's a shortage of U's down under ? (certainly no shortage of ewe...
by Peter Kane
Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:41 pm
Forum: Stella Forum
Topic: Hello from Eric
Replies: 7
Views: 17068

Welcome to the stella fan-club ! I'm sure stella will give you hours of fun and I look forward to seeing some of your models. It was interesting to read how you got into the subject. I myself saw some models at a museum around 1970 and it was love at first sight. I can still picture some of the mode...
by Peter Kane
Tue Aug 05, 2014 2:24 pm
Forum: Stella Feature Requests
Topic: Favourites List
Replies: 1
Views: 5777

Favourites List

I'd like a favourites list (like mo stella). I don't use this feature much in other apps, but would find it handy when going on a magical mystery tour inside stella.

Pete K
by Peter Kane
Mon Jul 07, 2014 4:27 pm
Forum: Stella Forum
Topic: ID tabs
Replies: 9
Views: 17915

Hmmm

Looks like its that sort of day. I cant see all of my response, so here it is in chunks: Just a stab in the dark - maybe its the printer driver ? If you have a different printer, you could try printing it on that. Failing that, perhaps you could try something like the MS XPS Document Writer, if that...
by Peter Kane
Mon Jul 07, 2014 4:22 pm
Forum: Stella Forum
Topic: ID tabs
Replies: 9
Views: 17915

Just a stab in the dark - maybe its the printer driver ? If you have a different printer, you could try printing it on that. Failing that, perhaps you could try something like the MS XPS Document Writer, if that is available on your system. If it is, then when you print the net, click on the printer...
by Peter Kane
Fri Mar 28, 2014 5:08 pm
Forum: Stella Forum
Topic: Resizing Pyramids?
Replies: 2
Views: 10090

Hi Phillip,

In the stretch (Non-uniform Scale) dialog box, I just selected the "Scale by" option and changed the value from 1 to 2. That increased the height of the triangular faces, leaving the base unchanged.

Pete K
by Peter Kane
Wed Feb 05, 2014 8:04 am
Forum: Polyhedron Models
Topic: Help with MW63
Replies: 22
Views: 45325

I would be nervous about using hinges if only because in time the cement would cause the card that I use to distort. I only use balsa cement at the tips of the vertices - to hold the pins in place. Elsewhere I use UHU gel. When attaching the final piece of a model (or section) in many models, you h...
by Peter Kane
Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:54 pm
Forum: Polyhedron Models
Topic: Help with MW63
Replies: 22
Views: 45325

On the matter of the hinges, I myself was surprised at how well it worked; just be sure to score the hinge only lightly. For similar situations in the past, I have used strips of card that stick at two or more sides of the opening (almost forming a base for the final piece to attach to), but you nee...
by Peter Kane
Mon Feb 03, 2014 1:42 pm
Forum: Polyhedron Models
Topic: Help with MW63
Replies: 22
Views: 45325

The answer is that only the first star is built completely - with five projecting pins. The second star can be built almost completely, but the last arm of the star must be assembled as described in my previous post, because the final vertex has to wrap around the projecting pin of the first star. A...