AniKa -- Animated Kaleidocycles
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May not work with the Microsoft Java VM. Use of the Sun Java VM recommended (available at www.java.com)
Anika_offline.zip contains the whole applet for offline-use.
Navigation within the geometry viewer
|To rotate ||drag with left mousebutton |
|To scale ||press "s" and drag with left mousebutton|
|To toggle on/off z-Buffer||SHIFT-z (try this, if animation is slow)|
|To get more options ||right mousebutton |
Some configurations worth mentioning
Always assume Aperture1 = Aperture2 and Symmetry1 = Symmetry2.
all faces are equivalent
all faces are right-angled
"normal" (i.e. traditional) kaleidocycles
with strong rotational symmetry
all faces are equivalent and isosceles
(includes kaleidocycles consisting of regular tetrahedra (except for Order=6))
the "eye" in the middle of the kaleidocycle closes for time =0, =0.25, =0.5, =0.75
This one is called "Der umstülpbare Würfel" (The invertible cube) and is due to Paul Schatz.
Set time to 0.1 to see the connection to the cube
The above applet is based on
a 3d geometry viewer and numerical software library written in Java.