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Geodesica-SFX is an OpenGL geodesic modeller that implements cross-target quad-edge lattices. The program can construct a variety of advanced spaceframes, such as the Eden Project Dome and the Union Tank Car Dome.

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The latest releases can be found on the Geodesica-SFX Download page.

MPEG4 Instructional Videos

Eden Project Dome Spaceframe 23.2 MB
Union Tank Car Dome Spaceframe 10.3 MB
Method Three Breakdown 10.7MB

Documentation

New documentation in progress; the following pages refer to the development version of Geodesica-SFX and may differ slightly from the release version.

BASIC PRINCIPLES

   Spherical Geometry Primer

   Great Circle Systems

   Geodesic Subdivision

   Symmetria Mirabilis

INTERFACE

   The following shows the main UI components; their use is discussed under ‘OPERATION’.

OPERATION

   Target Mechanism

   Isolate Mechanism

       Mesh Superimpositions

   Range Adjust / Truncate

   Envelopes

  • Envelope types
  • Dual Offsets
  • Theta Distribution Curves

   Struts

   Hubs

   Strut and Hub Intersections

   Preferences

Quad-Edge Data Structure

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