Documentation - Import from Mathematica

Import from Mathematica

There are a number of LiveGraphics3D models available.

As a general rule, if you can find a MathWorld page with an applet model on it, you can grab the underlying model file, and import it directly into Springie.

There is a big list of polyhedra available from Mathworld here.

To import these models, visit one of the pages with a LiveGraphics3D applet on it - e.g.:


Then, you need to view the HTML source - probably using a browser menu option.

Search through the source for the text: "input_archive".

That will be followed by the path to a zip file.

In the case of this example, the model of the Great Rhombicosidodecahedron is actually stored at:


Downloading that file, unzipping it, and loading the resulting ".m" file into Springie results in the model being successfully loaded.

After recolouring the faces, and exporting as POV-Ray, the following image was produced:

Another example would be the Rhombic Triacontahedron:


The corresponding zip file is at:


POV-ray renders the result as:

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