|the LiveGraphics3D applet and interesting sites||08-02-2009
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Of course you can use the "previous page" button or return to the summary, but you may also discover other sites devoted to polyhedra by clicking on one of the labels on the globe.
This Java applet has been developed by Martin Kraus; it allows you to move 3D graphics with your mouse.
Two sites to learn to write your own LiveGraphics3D applets:
As soon as the pointer enters an applet zone the applet takes the focus and keeps it until it leaves the zone (click outside an applet to reactivate the keyboard shortcuts).
If, to reach a pop-up window P, the pointer goes over an applet in the main window M, this applet, and thus also M, picks up again the focus and may hide P (use the task bar to give the focus back to P or minimize M).
|New York||Hundreds of polyhedra and sculptures by George W. Hart (needs a VRML plug-in)|
and his polyhedron generator using John Conway's notation.
|Brisbane||Many very nice POV-Ray images with the data used to define the displayed polyhedron (Object File Format).|
|Illinois||The polyhedra in Eric W. Weisstein's MathWorld encyclopedia (Wolfram) with LiveGraphics3D.|
|Seattle WA||An impressive collection of applets with a lot of data by David I. McCooey.|
|Erlangen||The regular and normal kaleidocycles' theory by Marcus Engel, with a nice animation (applet).|
|Zaragoza||Study of an IsoAxis object with a video clip (in Spanish, translation in French).|
|Brussels||The course by Xavier Hubaut: polyhedra and groups of isometries (in French).|
|Rennes||Nice pages by Nicolas Hannachi, especially about "kissing circles" and "kissing spheres" (in French).|
|Terrace||Poly is a must to begin with convex polyhedra.|
|Melbourne||Great Stella is a very complete program to explore the polyhedra world and create your own models;
a paper by the author, published in Symmetry: Culture and Science journal, summarizes the many features offered by Stella, and takes stock up of the research in polyhedra theory.
Stella4D is the ultimate tool for 3D or 4D investigation written by Robert Webb.
To produce the images animated with LiveGraphics3D from Martin Kraus (Germany) I used Mathematica, Great Stella by Robert Webb (Australia), Hedron by Jim McNeill (United Kingdom) and the polyhedron generator (John Conway's notation) by George W. Hart (USA).
Data from Eric Hackenholz, Christian Camalon and Hubert Martineau (Reunion Island, France), Xavier Hubaut (Free University of Brussels), Eric W. Weisstein (Wolfram Research, USA), George W. Hart (New York), Guy Inchbald (United Kingdom), Nicolas Hannachi (France), Arnaud Chéritat (France) and Maurice Starck (New-Caledonia, France).