Teaser ... revealed: the 2444-Cupola & siblings (up to 2557)

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Re: Teaser ... revealed: the 2444-Cupola & siblings (up to 2

Postby Eric » Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:02 am

What if I added legs and a roof ...

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The fat guy 1937-cupola

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By night
And here is the fat guy 1937-Cupola: 1937 rods, 337 spheres and 122 panels
But I was not completely satisfied by the shape of the lower part (too fat to my opinion)...
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Re: Teaser ... revealed: the 2444-Cupola & siblings (up to 2

Postby Eric » Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:17 am

So I made some adjustments (involving more rods!) and went maybe a little wild :o

I modified the bottom of the structure to turn the feet outwards and while doing so I lengthened them and I stretched the round openings:

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The Semiorka 2557-Cupola

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And so I created this tall girl: the Semiorka 2557-Cupola with 2557 rods, 562 spheres and 187 panels.
But it was now more a tower than a cupola :?
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Re: Teaser ... revealed: the 2444-Cupola & siblings (up to 2

Postby Eric » Sat Jan 23, 2021 4:34 am

So I shorten it a little bit ;-)
To get back to the round openings and close the upper arches.

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The Apollo Command Module 1654-Cupola

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I ended up taking my old DSLR to shoot these night photos

I thus obtained this dwarf: the Apollo Command Module 1654-Cupola with 1654 rods, 452 spheres and 127 panels.
But once again I was not fully satisfied with the proportions of my cupola. It certainly needed columns to gain a little height again and touch the sky again ...
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Re: Teaser ... revealed: the 2444-Cupola & siblings (up to 2

Postby Eric » Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:02 am

So I put my dwarf on stilts :D

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The Dwarf-on-stilts-2554-Cupola

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And got that Dwarf-on-stilts-2554-Cupola with 2554 rods, 752 spheres and 187 panels.

But guess what. I was still not satisfied with the shape of my cupola. It was too angular and not round enough.
I was looking for a way to lighten it up a bit because I found it too massive. It was too Roman art-like, I wanted it more Gothic art ...
So I tried things and unintentionally came across the stripped down dodecahedron shape Peter designed on the Geomag Pro 200 box. By myself! 8-)

This is how I finally built my 2444-Cupola :D

I'll post a thread later with more details on this great journey.
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Re: Teaser ... revealed: the 2444-Cupola & siblings (up to 2

Postby Eric » Sat Jan 23, 2021 5:48 am

Comparison of roof shape and color scheme:

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Roof of the fat guy 1937-Cupola

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Roof of the Semiorka 2557-Cupola

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Roof of the 2444-Cupola
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Re: Teaser ... revealed: the 2444-Cupola & siblings (up to 2

Postby Eric » Sat Jan 23, 2021 1:17 pm

Night shots from the roofs:

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The Dodecahedron

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The fat guy 1937-Cupola

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The 2444-Cupola

Sorry for the poor quality ... Taken with my phone ... :oops:
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Re: Teaser ... revealed: the 2444-Cupola & siblings (up to 2

Postby Eric » Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:40 pm

Light effects in the panels and reflections on the spheres 8-)
Views from below:

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Proof of concept of the dome with colored rods on the Fat Guy 1937-Cupola

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Final colors on the Fat Guy 1937-Cupola

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The 2444-Cupola
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Re: Teaser ... revealed: the 2444-Cupola & siblings (up to 2

Postby Eric » Sat Jan 23, 2021 7:53 pm

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The Semiorka 2557-Cupola from below

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The 2444-Cupola from below
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Re: Teaser ... revealed: the 2444-Cupola & siblings (up to 2

Postby Eric » Sun Jan 24, 2021 12:33 am

Cool details with zooms, close-ups and light effects :D

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Just under the dome of the Fat Guy 1937-Cupola

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Upper dome pillar of the Fat Guy 1937-Cupola

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One leg of the Fat Guy 1937-Cupola
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Re: Teaser ... revealed: the 2444-Cupola & siblings (up to 2

Postby Eric » Sun Jan 24, 2021 1:06 am

Icosahedron party! :lol:
When icosahedra (in blue) are trapped in a pentagonal tubular structure :idea:

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Large ring enclosing 5 icosahedra and resting on a column

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1st level of pillars and start of the 2nd

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Looks like giant glasses
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