Simple 3D animation question

Rick Harrison harrison at
Sat Apr 18 10:07:17 EDT 2020

Hi David,

How many wires in your wire animation?

How fast and smooth does your rotation
need to be?

Is there going to be an image or writing
on the side that shows up?

Hmm, an icosahedron has 20 sides, so
it’s like 20 sided dice!

I just saw a web version that didn’t bother
to rotate the image since only one side
is up.  The guy did a fade to white to
simulate the roll and then just showed
a new number on facing side.

It’s a lot simpler! It would save you a
lot of coding time.  Especially since you
clearly have a looming deadline.

Anytime I have tried to do an animation
with LiveCode I have found it to be too
slow and jerky.  Your mileage may vary.

Good luck!


> On Apr 18, 2020, at 9:32 AM, David Bovill via use-livecode <use-livecode at> wrote:
> For Earth Day this Wendesday a few of us are working on an art piece that I want to use Livecode for.
> As part of this event I need to create an interactive presentation and wish to create an icosahedrons - so a 3 dimensional hexagon - that I need to rotate in different dimensions.
> I have seen and experimented with a few examples in the past in Livecode. It only needs to be a wireframe animation using the built in graphics object fir now.
>  Doors anyone have any tips / suggestions?
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