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You are not logged in. #1 20130917 20:22:02
Polyhedron Net AnimationsAfter 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: "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #2 20130917 21:08:53
Re: Polyhedron Net AnimationsThat's awesome. 'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.' 'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #3 20130917 22:01:08
Re: Polyhedron Net AnimationsIt 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. "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #4 20130917 22:12:17
Re: Polyhedron Net AnimationsGot it. 'And fun? If maths is fun, then getting a tooth extraction is fun. A viral infection is fun. Rabies shots are fun.' 'God exists because Mathematics is consistent, and the devil exists because we cannot prove it' 'Who are you to judge everything?' Alokananda #5 20130917 23:50:22
Re: Polyhedron Net AnimationsHi; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. #6 20130918 07:09:07
Re: Polyhedron Net AnimationsIt is probably a visual effect due to perspective, the coords are the same. I have also found that "Glass" is the best for me. "The physicists defer only to mathematicians, and the mathematicians defer only to God ..."  Leon M. Lederman #7 20130918 08:33:47
Re: Polyhedron Net AnimationsHi; In mathematics, you don't understand things. You just get used to them. I have the result, but I do not yet know how to get it. All physicists, and a good many quite respectable mathematicians are contemptuous about proof. 