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#1 2013-09-16 22:22:02

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Polyhedron Net Animations

After way too much coding time I have finally managed to fulfil an idea I had years ago of animating nets becoming polyhedra (folding and unfolding) for a few select polyhedra:

Polyhedron Net Animations

Comments/suggestions welcome!


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#2 2013-09-16 23:08:53

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Re: Polyhedron Net Animations

That's awesome.

I do not understand the drag feature...


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#3 2013-09-17 00:01:08

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Re: Polyhedron Net Animations

It let's you rotate the shape by dragging ... but you have to drag the actual shape (not the background) so the mouse sometimes "slips off" the shape as it moves.


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#4 2013-09-17 00:12:17

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Re: Polyhedron Net Animations

Got it.
Thanks smile


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#5 2013-09-17 01:50:22

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Re: Polyhedron Net Animations

Hi;

Very nice graphics. The cube seems to distort when viewed with anything other than glass or beams. Is it just me?


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Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
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#6 2013-09-17 09:09:07

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Re: Polyhedron Net Animations

It is probably a visual effect due to perspective, the coords are the same. I have also found that "Glass" is the best for me.


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#7 2013-09-17 10:33:47

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Re: Polyhedron Net Animations

Hi;

Okay, thanks.


In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them.
Of course that result can be rigorously obtained, but who cares?
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