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 offlineuse.
Navigation within the geometry viewer
To rotate  drag with left mousebutton 
To scale  press "s" and drag with left mousebutton 
To toggle on/off zBuffer  SHIFTz (try this, if animation is slow) 
To get more options  right mousebutton 
Some configurations worth mentioning
Always assume Aperture1 = Aperture2 and Symmetry1 = Symmetry2.
Order  180°Twists  Aperture  Symmetry  
   1 
all faces are equivalent

   0 
all faces are rightangled

even  maximum   
"normal" (i.e. traditional) kaleidocycles
with strong rotational symmetry

even  maximum   1 
all faces are equivalent and isosceles
(includes kaleidocycles consisting of regular tetrahedra (except for Order=6))

even  maximum  1  1 
the "eye" in the middle of the kaleidocycle closes for time =0, =0.25, =0.5, =0.75

6  3  1  0 
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.
