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#1 2008-07-31 16:12:13

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Shapes Freeplay

Just made another thing. This one is to teach shapes and patterns, but it is actually quite nice to just play with: Shapes Freeplay

Let me know any bugs, and you may also have some suggestions for making it even better.

You may even suggest some new shapes that work together well.

PLUS for a limited time only, if you press "List" it will give a list of the shapes and their positions that I can paste into the program ... if you have a good pattern (ignoring color) that others may like to color in, please paste the code into your reply. It will look something like "["trap",0x000000,-120,[371.25,177.95]],["trap",0x000000,60,[258.75,242.95]],..."


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#2 2008-08-01 15:08:07

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Re: Shapes Freeplay

I was just playing around on it whenm i noticed that when u put a shape over the color selection and the shape completely covers a button, you cannot click on that button.
You can ad the shapes but you cant select the color.down
Suggestion:
Make the color selection bar like the new shape bar.

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#3 2008-08-01 15:10:02

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Re: Shapes Freeplay

Green and Teal look very similar when tryin to select the color.

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#4 2008-08-01 15:20:48

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Re: Shapes Freeplay

How does the shape overlapping work? because if a shape is behind another shape you cannot see it. Try outlining a shape when it is overlapped.

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#5 2008-08-01 18:28:47

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Re: Shapes Freeplay

Thanks careless ... I will try to put colors at a "higher" level.

Overlapping: do you mean when identical shapes completely overlap? Because if they only partly overlap you should be able to see.


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#6 2008-08-02 02:56:01

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Yes i mean when they completely overlap.

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#7 2008-08-03 06:08:42

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Re: Shapes Freeplay

I think it'd be good to have some more regular polygons in there (and maybe a slider to change the size).


Why did the vector cross the road?
It wanted to be normal.

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#8 2008-08-03 11:37:07

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Re: Shapes Freeplay

But which polygons would go nicely with each other?


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#9 2008-08-03 11:46:24

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Re: Shapes Freeplay

roflol you spelled rhombuses wrong. 'rhumbuses'

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#10 2008-08-03 12:46:40

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Re: Shapes Freeplay

careless25 wrote:

roflol you spelled rhombuses wrong. 'rhumbuses'

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#11 2008-08-03 12:54:36

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Re: Shapes Freeplay

careless25 wrote:

roflol you spelled rhombuses wrong. 'rhumbuses'

Who did? Where?


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#12 2008-08-03 12:55:30

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Re: Shapes Freeplay

big_smile check in the drop down menu in Options.:lol:

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#13 2008-08-03 13:10:32

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Re: Shapes Freeplay

Oh gosh darn. Thanks, fixed.


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#14 2008-08-03 13:48:23

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I still see rhumbuses so is it going to be fixed in the new version?

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#15 2008-08-03 13:50:41

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Re: Shapes Freeplay

Refresh the page ... you may have the old version cached.


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#16 2008-08-04 10:30:57

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Re: Shapes Freeplay

MathsIsFun wrote:

But which polygons would go nicely with each other?

Triangles, squares and hexagons (all of which you already have) are the only regular ones that would tessellate. Others, like octagons, don't tessellate but do still fit to make a pattern.

I think it'd be more interesting if you included some shapes that don't tessellate (at the moment they all do), because then people could investigate which ones do.


Why did the vector cross the road?
It wanted to be normal.

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#17 2008-08-05 13:04:32

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Re: Shapes Freeplay

An update! Now has pentagon and octagon, plus put color-bar at top. Thanks for suggestions!


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#18 2008-08-05 14:51:23

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Re: Shapes Freeplay

If i drag the shapes out of the screen they go away/delete themselves.what

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#19 2008-08-05 16:22:57

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Re: Shapes Freeplay

How do you drag them past the edge? Moving real fast?


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#20 2008-08-05 16:30:14

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Re: Shapes Freeplay

Yes

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