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dear TG, u kindly rendered a hexagon planet for me on geodesic help group for me recently, please would you like to help with our album artwork by supplying hi res images/variations, as outlined in my post. happy to credit you and donate modestly, it's just a small release. but your findings would make it huge. respect is due and thanks, best wishes, colundi everyOne
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Mann-of-LaMancha|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Say, by any chance did you notice this study I did on SU and the results of saving in different styles, or is this common knowledge?

mann-of-lamancha.deviantart.co…
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Don,

I had not seen your study, but I do, personally, take full advantage of components (as opposed to groups,) because of the file-size savings.

It should be common knowledge, since it's in the "SketchUp Users Guide," but many don't read it (or, even, know about it.)

-Taff
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Mann-of-LaMancha|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Well the point was about components but also what view style you save your work in.

Yup, I didn't know about it. Thanks :)
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Mann-of-LaMancha|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Say, do you use this www.instructables.com/id/Const… geodesic sphere for your spheres? It gripes me out that it isn't made of regular shapes.
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While I do use SketchUp, that tutorial subdivision "method" is only one of many. (If I recall correctly, >9 methods have been documented.)

The only convex polyhedra that can be constructed of equilateral triangles are the tetrahedron, octahedron and icosahedron. To produce greater complexity (and more-closely approximate a sphere,) irregular triangles must be introduced. If the solid surface is allowed both, concave and convex regions, then Lobel frames, employing equilateral triangles, can be a (rather odd) solution:

 3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model…
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Mann-of-LaMancha|Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thanks. :)

I wasn't necessarily thinking of equilaterals and should have said fewer regular shapes. I think in years past I had found those tetra's, octa's and iso's but due to senility or an early case of alzheimer's I couldn't find any tutorials for the past couple of weeks, except that link I mentioned. More exactly, I was thinking of Epcot's Space Ship Earth which, in my mind's eye, I thought was made from two or three regular triangles reiterated to make a sphere. Imagine my embarrassment when I just looked it up (having only now remembered it's name) and found it actually has a lot of "fudging."

As a matter of fact, I think I just remembered a previous search for geodesic tutorials that I found by looking up "soccer ball" so I'll try that now...

My apologies if I was a bother and my thanks for your help.
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