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AniKa -- Animated Kaleidocycles

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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-BufferSHIFT-z (try this, if animation is slow)
To get more options right mousebutton


Some configurations worth mentioning

Always assume Aperture1 = Aperture2 and Symmetry1 = Symmetry2.

Order180-TwistsApertureSymmetry
1 all faces are equivalent
0 all faces are right-angled
evenmaximum "normal" (i.e. traditional) kaleidocycles
with strong rotational symmetry
evenmaximum1 all faces are equivalent and isosceles
(includes kaleidocycles consisting of regular tetrahedra (except for Order=6))
evenmaximum11 the "eye" in the middle of the kaleidocycle closes for time =0, =0.25, =0.5, =0.75
6310 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 JavaView , a 3d geometry viewer and numerical software library written in Java.
Visit www.javaview.de.