Rhombitruncated icosidodecahedron

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Re: Rhombitruncated icosidodecahedron

Postby cappells » Wed Jan 13, 2010 5:18 am

Peter Jepsen wrote:(Mainly as a result of what seems to now have been dubbed the "Magnetix scare").

So do I get credit for dubbing it here? 8-)

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Re: Rhombitruncated icosidodecahedron

Postby karlhorton » Wed Jan 13, 2010 6:00 am

I agree: great shame Peter, that the Geomag company couldn't let out the beta
software for feedback ... I mean Google lets beta software out all the time! and
look how well they are doing.

Graham, there is a program that does some of what we want, called "Stella",
written by Robert Webb.

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http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php


It doesn't, however, allow arbitrary assembling of pieces, which is what
we want here: a kind of LegoCAD for Geomag. But you can render images
of the standard polyhedra in a ball and rod form.

It's also rather expensive - I've only used the trial because of that.
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Re: Rhombitruncated icosidodecahedron

Postby AFKAN » Wed Jan 13, 2010 12:46 pm

Nearly $2000 :o :o :o

You're not wrong Karl :cry:
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Re: Rhombitruncated icosidodecahedron

Postby PolyClare » Thu Jan 14, 2010 9:40 pm

AFKAN wrote:Nearly $2000 :o :o :o

You're not wrong Karl :cry:


Ummm, I own a registered full copy Great Stella -- and it's not nearly that expensive!!

http://www.software3d.com/Purchase.php says it's $65 for the full version. I received it as a gift for Xmas '07, when it was $59.

Some things in Great Stella can be kinda awkward, but it makes up for that by being all about playing with polyhedra. And it has a nice built-in library of intriguing polyhedra as well.

I used Great Stella to make the picture below (previously posted on the Geomag Wiki):
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Re: Rhombitruncated icosidodecahedron

Postby AFKAN » Fri Jan 15, 2010 11:21 am

oooh excellent 8-)

Thanks for that Clare :D
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Re: Rhombitruncated icosidodecahedron

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