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Mitsonobu Sonobe - Sonobe Units

PostPosted: June 2nd, 2003, 5:28 am
by stuckie27
I trying to construct the 270 unit sonobe bucky ball, or truncated icosahedron, or soccer ball. I want it to be symetrically colored but I have found no ways to do this.

Any body know how?

PostPosted: September 3rd, 2003, 9:10 pm
by thevoid
i have done this allready - the easyiest way to design your ball, is to take a finished one, and reproduce it with something like photoshop - on this way you could create a pattern with units.. wich you could repeat symetricaly!

PostPosted: September 4th, 2003, 5:06 pm
by stuckie27
I dont understand, please explain in greater detail.

PostPosted: September 7th, 2003, 11:09 am
by thevoid
ok, what i mean:

make a picture of a finished version (or take one from the net)..

now comes the triky part - take a paint-program like photoshop
and replace the colors of the finished sonobe ball with the colours that u want to use..
after a while u whill see how the finished version will look (u dont have to paint all units of the ball- u see the result allready at the half or so)

hope u understand.. my english is not the best

PostPosted: September 8th, 2003, 2:40 pm
by stuckie27
yea, that sounds good