Trips color code

Transition, studies of the missing link #1


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These pages are to give flight to your imagination. Before the missing link is a brain cell. See it as a cube with two tetrahedrons inside. After the link is an expanded brain cell. See it as an icosidodecahedron (20 triangles and 12 pentagons) with 5 associated cubes.

These studies are all sketches, not finished works. I promise to make a better, faster loading final display. To understand why they are as they are, see this introduction. General download time given in minutes for 33.3Kbps modem.

  • 2 Overall animation (movies, 700KB, 5 min.)
  • 3 Doesn't work, attempt to put movie in background
  • 4 Flayed forms (11 graphics, over 400KB)
  • 5 Primary colors (8 graphics, 200KB)
  • 6 More Primary colors (6 graphics, 100KB)
  • 7, 3 more movies (500KB)
  • 7a, 3 extra movies (1MB)
  • 8, Stills from movies (2 graphics, 50KB)
  • 9, Storyboard for QTVR multinode (12 graphics, 600KB)
  • 10, 12 QTVR movies of the process (500KB)
  • 11, Cube and EIE (4 GIF graphics, 20KB)
  • 12, 2 Icosa movies from #10 (50KB)

Here is a rough cut at the middle of the missing link. Perhaps it is the very essence of the missing link. It starts with the cube expanded to the haptihedron and inverted into the Vector Equilibrium. The VE is built of the closely packed spheres. 92 of them. The 92 spheres move for some reason and in some way and come to rest as an icosahedron. Same number of spheres, arranged slightly differently. To complete the link, invert the icosahedron into the dodecahedron and add them together. Buckminster Fuller called this energy-valve functions, a jitterbug. See section 460 of Synergetics 2.

If you don't see an animation, your QuickTime 3 or movie plug-in is not working. Not to worry, later I'll provide an animated graphic and much much more on this topic.

One aspect of the transformation is that the movment seems to include spirals, both ways. That is some of the spheres move in a clockwise path and others move counterclockwise. Isn't that something?!

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