Wikipedia:Featured picture candidates/Dymaxion

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Dymaxion Animation[edit]

Original - Dymaxion map as an unfolded icosahedron.
Reason
This is an excellent spacial representation that takes the net of a dymaxion map and transforms it into a globe. For a number geometrically challenged readers (I think most people would struggle with the mental folding of polyhedrons, but I may be wrong) this is invaluable. The animation is technically on par with other FPs; personally, it reminds me of this
Articles this image appears in
Dymaxion Map
Creator
Chris Rywalt
  • Support as nominator --Cowtowner (talk) 04:45, 6 November 2009 (UTC)
  • Oppose Yes, yes, it looks interesting, but it is poorly timed (not slowing down for stages) and has little EV on the one article it appears in. Nezzadar [SPEAK] 07:43, 6 November 2009 (UTC)
  • Support. This image has high encyclopedic value in illustrating how a Dymaxion Map is an unfolded polyhedron. Being in one article does not count against encyclopedic value, and often increases it, because it is illustrating one thing very well. Mostlyharmless (talk) 02:34, 7 November 2009 (UTC)
  • Support Adds enormous value to the article. Noodle snacks (talk) 03:21, 7 November 2009 (UTC)
  • Support per the good reasons above. upstateNYer 03:30, 7 November 2009 (UTC)
  • Support per nom. Durova357 04:23, 7 November 2009 (UTC)
  • Comment If this is going to pass, can someone edit it so that it pauses for a second when fully unfolded? Nezzadar [SPEAK] 06:02, 7 November 2009 (UTC)
  • Another Comment This should be added to the list discussed in the previous nom. Nezzadar [SPEAK] 00:46, 8 November 2009 (UTC)
If you're referring to the projections set, I disagree. Those images are unified in format and purpose. This was, and remains, distinct in my opinion. Adding a slight pause at the beginning and end of the animation may not be a bad idea; anyone a gif editor? Cowtowner (talk) 03:13, 8 November 2009 (UTC)
  • Now there are 100ms instead of 10ms in the initial and final stages.  franklin.vp  23:33, 8 November 2009 (UTC)
  • Thanks Franklin, it makes a world of difference to me. Cowtowner (talk) 03:59, 9 November 2009 (UTC)

*Oppose. Quite interesting, but moves too fast. I'd have more use from a still image of it lying flat. I'm not saying I would therefore support it for FP if it was though. --Silversmith Hewwo 23:39, 8 November 2009 (UTC)

  • Weak Support. The pausing at beginning and end helps.--Silversmith Hewwo 07:37, 10 November 2009 (UTC)
  • Notice that the purpose of this image is to show the way the projection is done and not the projection itself. Now, taking this into account, is it too fast that it doesn't allow you to understand the way the projection is formed? (I am not being ironic. If you really can't see it I can slow it down. Now it seems to me that you took the animation as one showing the projection while what it is supposed to show is the way it is constructed). Please, consider changing your vote or asking us to slow it so that everyone can understand the development of the plane figure.  franklin.vp  00:10, 9 November 2009 (UTC)
I guess I just find it a bit frustrating as I want it to stop and it doesn't. And agreeing with Elekhh, it makes me feel a bit sick. I agree it is clever and informative, and looks pretty good. Maybe if you didn't just pause at the beginning and end, but made the whole thing slower?--Silversmith Hewwo 12:40, 9 November 2009 (UTC)
  • Well, I tried. But right now it lasts for c. 17 sec. When I slowed it down (the whole sequence taking care there are no faster parts than others, except the beginning and end) it was too long. I tried making a stop in the frame in which the polygon is completely formed but I found it not very pleasing. I guess we will have to afford your opposes or wait to see if someone else puts in practice other idea.  franklin.vp  01:04, 10 November 2009 (UTC)
  • Support Very informative and an example of our best work. Sam Barsoom 03:19, 9 November 2009 (UTC)
  • Comment. The extra time does improve this image. It was good before, but even better now. Mostlyharmless (talk) 03:24, 9 November 2009 (UTC)
  • Weak Oppose. Nice, except timing which is very poor: makes me very dizzy. It should make a pause after each fold-out. Elekhh (talk) 09:20, 9 November 2009 (UTC)
  • Weak Support I agree with the criticisms above about the timing not being great but I think overall it is worth featuring. Cat-five - talk 06:00, 11 November 2009 (UTC)
  • Support per nom. Spikebrennan (talk) 22:55, 11 November 2009 (UTC)

Promoted File:Dymaxion 2003 animation small1.gif --jjron (talk) 12:52, 12 November 2009 (UTC)