Spheriosity Alpha 3 Released

After a 6 month wait the third (and hopefully final) alpha release of Spheriosity has come out! This release packs many new features some of which are:
  • Spherical Circles
  • Better line length measuring
  • Easier point and line selection
  • Midpoint plotting
You can download the latest version here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/spheriosity/ or you can try it out online by going here (You need Java3D installed for it to work): http://spheriosity.sourceforge.net/spheriosity.php
So please check it out! You can e-mail any comments to: AbinNumber1 (at) gmail (dot) com

Current Spheriosity Work

Lately I have been quite busy with school work so not much has been done with Spheriosity in the past few months. The point of this post is to let everyone know that I am still alive and that the project is far from dead. I simply don't have the time right now to work on it. I am hoping to get some work done with it this winter and plan to release a new version mid January. In fact, there is a version in the repository that is collecting dust, but I have not had a chance to fully test it yet or I would have released it :)

Spheriosity Alpha 2 Released

At long last the latest installment of Spheriosity has been released for all to see and use. Now, I know you are thinking that alpha normally implies unstable. I would like to point out that although I am sure there are bugs things run pretty smooth for the most part. So, why alpha? Well, I don't currently feel the interface and some features are not as polished as I find acceptable. At the same time I want people to see what I have been working on! So please, download or use the web applet (Try It Out! link at the top) and let me know what you think! Just a few of the new features include:
  • Parallel Transport
  • Point Rotation
  • Ability to move points
  • Experimental transparency
  • Sphere Information Bar
  • Full documentation (pdf file included with download)
Those are just some of the new features. We hope that you will discover some of the other ones on your own. You can download the latest version here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/spheriosity/ So please check it out! You can e-mail any comments to: AbinNumber1 (at) gmail (dot) com

Spheriosity work continuing!

I have decided that I will put some time into Spheriosity this summer and decided to update this page a little in case anyone checks it. Just so you know the main page I put updates on is the project page on Spheriosity located here: http://sourceforge.net/projects/spheriosity/ That is honestly the best place to get updates as I just don't have to time to update this site and the sourceforge page. I currently have posted the latest development build of Spheriosity at: Spheriosity Alpha. Please check it out and tell me what you think. If things don't work you can let me know, but I probably already know because it is still a work in progress. The latest feature is the ability to drag points around. I am still working out some of the bugs and hope to post a more refined version around mid June. I will continue posting working development builds to the previously mentioned page so check back from time to time and you might get a little surprise. Please feel free to contact me about anything relating to the project! I would love to hear from you (even if it's about something I could improve ^_^) The best way to contact me is probably via: AbinNumber1 (at) gmail (dot) com, or by posting in the forums on the Spheriosity sourceforge page. Thanks!

Spherisity Posted on SourceForge

Well this is the small page for Spheriosity that I will host. I don't much time to maintain it, but I will try to keep a recent version usable from a browser. It will require that you have Java3D >= 1.4 installed and Java >= 1.5, but that's it. If you goto the help section it has some information about the various tools included in Spheriosity. I hope you Enjoy the Alpha version. Please let me know how it works. My contact info is in the README file of the application. I would post it here... but I don't want to get spammed out of existence :)

What is Spheriosity?

Spheriosity is an application that I developed while taking a higher geometry class during college. We had a need for good models of a spherical surface and they were hard to come by. Early on I had the idea that this would make a really neat computer program. This is how Spheriosity was born.

Over the course of a month I developed the current working version which has some of the most basic functionality included in it. I have not yet decided if I will continue to work on this project yet or not. I really enjoy working on it and I think it could have real application in helping students with spherical geometry. Sadly I do not currently have time to be working on this. However there is a working version on the site and it is available for download as a jar file. The only requirements are they you have at least Java 5 installed and Java3D at least version 1.4.The downloadable version also allows one to save a construction out to a file and open it up later.