HOWTO: cylindrical map projection?
June 26, 2010 1:56 PM Subscribe
I want a flat, rectangular image that is a cylindrical map projection of the edges of a icosidodecahedron
. How do I make one?
posted by matt_arnold to science & nature (10 answers total) 3 users marked this as a favorite
It's for a board game. Originally I played the board game on a Hoberman Sphere
hung from a chandelier, but it's not very portable that way. I want to be able to play it on a flat board, like Risk.
A Hoberman Sphere is that jointed expanding toy you see in science museum shops. It's made of six great circles, each one in a different color. The final image I'm looking for is a flat white rectangle with six colored lines on it corresponding to those six great circles.
I have a 3D model of an icosidodecahedron in Maya, and thought maybe I could paint the edges of the model somehow and then export the texture to Photoshop, resulting in a cylindrical projection. But I haven't figured out how to do it that way.