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Rotegrity 4v{2,2} by TaffGoch Rotegrity 4v{2,2} :icontaffgoch:TaffGoch 0 0 Rotegrity 3v{2,1} by TaffGoch Rotegrity 3v{2,1} :icontaffgoch:TaffGoch 0 1 Curved-Fold Cardboard Geodesic Dome by TaffGoch Curved-Fold Cardboard Geodesic Dome :icontaffgoch:TaffGoch 1 2 Starweave - Icosa by TaffGoch Starweave - Icosa :icontaffgoch:TaffGoch 1 4 Tensegrity 2v{1,1} Double-Layer - Ice by TaffGoch Tensegrity 2v{1,1} Double-Layer - Ice :icontaffgoch:TaffGoch 2 3 Tensegrity 2v{1,1} Double-Layer - Hot by TaffGoch Tensegrity 2v{1,1} Double-Layer - Hot :icontaffgoch:TaffGoch 1 1 Tensegrity 2v{1,1} Double-Layer - Fire by TaffGoch Tensegrity 2v{1,1} Double-Layer - Fire :icontaffgoch:TaffGoch 1 1 Tensegrity 2v{1,1} Double-Layer - Cold by TaffGoch Tensegrity 2v{1,1} Double-Layer - Cold :icontaffgoch:TaffGoch 1 5 Bucky's 60-Strut Tensegrity Sphere by TaffGoch Bucky's 60-Strut Tensegrity Sphere :icontaffgoch:TaffGoch 1 1 Nexorades pentagon scale - ARCS by TaffGoch Nexorades pentagon scale - ARCS :icontaffgoch:TaffGoch 3 1 Nexorades pentagon scale - MORE by TaffGoch Nexorades pentagon scale - MORE :icontaffgoch:TaffGoch 2 8 Rotegrity - Belgium by TaffGoch Rotegrity - Belgium :icontaffgoch:TaffGoch 9 7 Nexorades - Pentagon Scale by TaffGoch Nexorades - Pentagon Scale :icontaffgoch:TaffGoch 0 2 Rotegrity 3v{0,3} by TaffGoch Rotegrity 3v{0,3} :icontaffgoch:TaffGoch 1 1 Rotegrity 3v{1,2} by TaffGoch Rotegrity 3v{1,2} :icontaffgoch:TaffGoch 2 8 Rotegrity 2v{0,2} by TaffGoch Rotegrity 2v{0,2} :icontaffgoch:TaffGoch 0 3

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Rotegrity 4v{2,2}
Geodesic rotegrity, or nexorade, based on tessellation of the icosahedron

  60 red bands
  60 green bands
120 yellow bands
  60 blue bands
  60 purple bands

Using these dimensions will produce a sphere of unit (1.000000) radius
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Rotegrity 3v{2,1}
Geodesic rotegrity, or nexorade, based on tessellation of the icosahedron

60 red bands
30 green bands
60 yellow bands
60 blue bands

Using these dimensions will produce a sphere of unit (1.000000) radius
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TaffGoch
Physicist/geometer
Artist
United States
If you can't tell, already, I'm enamored of geodesic constructs.

It is my hope that these deviations will inspire others.

Physicist/geometer,
-Taff
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If you ever need help with the geometry of geodesic domes (or spheres,) there is help available:

Geodesic Help Group (Google Group)

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colundi Featured By Owner Feb 28, 2018
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 Featured By Owner Dec 2, 2014  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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TaffGoch Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014
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 Featured By Owner Dec 3, 2014  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 Featured By Owner Nov 25, 2014  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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TaffGoch Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
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 Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014  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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TaffGoch Featured By Owner Nov 26, 2014
Spaceship Earth (Epcot) is, indeed, visually deceiving. If recollection serves, there are about 40 different triangle definitions:
3dwarehouse.sketchup.com/model…
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fractalyst Featured By Owner Oct 9, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
thanks for the adwatch!
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nic022 Featured By Owner Sep 15, 2014
Hello, thank you a lot for the watch   :)
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