Building A Portal @ Caerleon Isle until 1/30
Georg Janick asked me to exhibit some of my latest work on one fourth of the sim at Caerleon Isle. I like being challenged to do these shows because it inspires me to build or create something new. In this case I spent about a week building a transparent dome around the structure of a 4-dimensional “120 Cell.” The 120 Cell is equivalent to our own 3-dimensional dodecahedron. It looks like a geodesic dome, but rather than being made up of triangles, it is made up of pentagons. Pentagonal struts are structurally strong, but in this case there are two layers (or “shells”) so the structure is especially strong.
The dome itself was very tedious to build and ended up being about 1000 prims.
The exhibit is entitled “Portals” because I seem to be obsessed with the idea of building a portal to higher dimensions, in this case the fourth dimension. Inside the dome, rotating around the center you will find some pulsating patterns of glowing particles.
Someone commented that the design would make a “kickass” club. hehe.
Other examples of some of my geometric creations are on hand here at Caerleon. I am particularly fond of this thing that I call my “Super Duper Star”:
This one is quite intricate and precise. The Golden Ratio is encoded throughout its structure.
A free Open Source version of the basic rezzer script used to build these structures is available, so find it if you can!