Oloid delirium (Christmas decoration inside)

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Re: Oloid delirium (Christmas decoration inside)

Postby Eric » Sun Dec 06, 2020 2:31 am

And just for the fun: the angular Oloid :D

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Bent scale-1 extra long Oloid

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Like a stranded boat at low tide

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Exact front view
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Re: Oloid delirium (Christmas decoration inside)

Postby Eric » Sun Dec 06, 2020 2:33 am

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Zoom in if you wanna see my face ;-)
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Re: Oloid delirium (Christmas decoration inside)

Postby Eric » Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:08 am

Let's go huge! ;-)
Double-scale long Oloid:

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Double-scale long Oloid (view 1)

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Double-scale long Oloid (view 2)

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Double-scale long Oloid (view 3)
You'll find a howto here.
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Re: Oloid delirium (Christmas decoration inside)

Postby Eric » Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:24 am

Let's take a closer look!

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Like the edge of an ax blade

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look how it twists

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The eye is inevitably drawn to the center of the photo
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Re: Oloid delirium (Christmas decoration inside)

Postby Eric » Sun Dec 06, 2020 3:35 am

It's almost alive. I feel like I could see it move like a sea creature.
Look at the slight curvature of the back ridge which gives the impression of movement.

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The sea creature

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Inside the monster

It swallowed us. It's like being in a natural history museum inside a whale skeleton :o

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That's it for today.
Hope you enjoyed the ride :D
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Re: Oloid delirium (Christmas decoration inside)

Postby Peter Jepsen » Sun Dec 06, 2020 2:44 pm

Another new shape, at least as far as I know. :)

But as a 'building block' I doubt we can do much with it, just as the Oloid shape doesn't play well with others regarding geometic connections, I doubt this one will. And used as a truss, knowing how unstable the twisted helix shape is, I assume this one won't fare better. But maybe the middle-lenght version can hold its' own a bit.

I am of course being negative in all my assessions, so that you can go and prove me wrong. :)

I didn't have any Yoda-style indirect way of having you arrive at a certain shape with these hints about doubling and prolonging the Oloids, this is how far I explored it. I did some starfish-shaped pavillion shapes by joining up 3 double-size Oloids, but beyond that I didn't have much success.

My initial hope when I experimented with the Oloid was to use it or one of the derivatives to arrive at a modular Dodecahedron or Icosahedron, but as far as my discoveries, the Oloid is best as a standalone solid shape. Please someone prove me wrong :)

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Re: Oloid delirium (Christmas decoration inside)

Postby Eric » Thu Dec 10, 2020 12:26 am

Be afraid to persevere you must not. Hmmmmmm. :lol:

Let's continue our ramblings with the Oloids:

Take 3 angular oloids and put them together:

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It is rigid, no problem to handle it.
It is as strong as the extra long oloid can be. In fact the bipyramids are pretty much squeezed so the connections at the very end are not perfect (maybe with bigger spheres) because of the closed angle (3rd photo foreground red end right side). But still it feels rigid and strong in the hands.

Could this be a base module for something bigger???
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Re: Oloid delirium (Christmas decoration inside)

Postby Eric » Thu Dec 10, 2020 12:34 am

Add a few more rods and you get a 'Modern Raider' Cylon ship :-)

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Re: Oloid delirium (Christmas decoration inside)

Postby Peter Jepsen » Thu Dec 10, 2020 9:03 am

Very nice Eric! Compliments!
That makes 4 "space ships" that I know of, that can be held and flown around.
Two 'evil' ones and 2 'good/neutral' ones.
I will have to build them all to show together, also learning how to build this new Cylon.
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Re: Oloid delirium (Christmas decoration inside)

Postby Eric » Thu Dec 10, 2020 10:17 am

Can't wait to see them!
Tie-fighter, X-wing, and Ulysse 31's Odyssey ??? ;)
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