Modify Pattern

Since the¬†Draw patterns¬†window draws all the patterns, we can do two equivalent actions: Press the left mouse button on any of the patterns. Write the number (or click side scroll arrows) of the pattern that we wish to modify in the top left box of the screen. We have many values in the left margin…

Draw Patterns

Once the creation of patterns is completed (or at any time, if have at least one pattern created) we can go to the screen where we will see and modify¬†patterns¬†in two dimensions. For that purpose, we can use the menu Patterns | Draw patterns¬†or the button¬†¬†¬†if we are in the state¬†of¬†Patterning. With this action, we…

Patterning between two geodesic

This menu allows you to create a pattern using¬†only two geodesic lines. Therefore, it is a very fast method to generate patterns, but is only valid for those cases in which the perimeter of the membrane does not include other points, because this method does not consider them. If we observe the figure on the…

Patterning by Perimeter

By defining perimeter of the pattern, we can generate a pattern more comfortably than the ‚Äúby triangles‚ÄĚ method. However, once the pattern is created, it is very important to check the triangularization that WinTess3 proposes in order to avoid incorrect patterns due to an error in data entry or malfunction of the program when it…

Patterning by Triangles

This phase involves¬†of drawing triangles on the membrane, using only points on the perimeter and the geodesic lines. WinTess3 supports using any point on the mesh, but is completely inadvisable to do this, because that will possibly lead to erroneous or distorted patterns. It should take into account that these triangles, folded and placed in…

Reversed Patterns

Membranes that are commonly used in the pattern are not usually same¬†on both sides. While it is true that there are identical membranes on both sides, the most common is not so. The reasons can be different: The membrane is bicolor: one color on¬†each side. The membrane is coated¬†on one side: lacquered, non-stick, ‚Ķ The…

Multi-geodesic Lines

With this menu you can draw¬†several geodesic line at the same time: Trans-auxiliarSelect an existing auxiliary line.For this purpose the segments¬†making up the auxiliary creates a plane perpendicular to the¬†auxiliary at¬†each segment. These planes cut the membrane perimeter at two points (sometimes more). A¬†geodesic¬†between two correlating¬†points is drawn. Trans-geodesicPerform the same process, but using the…

Geodesic Lines

In the section of general introduction to WinTess3, we have mentioned about geodesic lines. Why do we use geodesic lines? We could explain the reason why we use this type of lines in generating a¬†pattern. However there are times that a picture (an example, in this case) is worth of a thousand words. Suppose that…

Drawing Geodesic Lines

First, as we mentioned in the section of the¬†process, we set points on the perimeter that will serve as the ends of the geodesic lines.For this example, we will use the same decagonal membrane that we have generated in the section on¬†geodesic lines. First, we will draw the first geodesic line between¬†two high points of…