2-dimensional symmetry on 764?
|Opened on:||Friday, August 23, 2013 - 23:07|
|Last modified:||Saturday, August 31, 2013 - 02:45|
The five-fold symmetry of puzzle 764 appears to be only in one plane, along an imaginary X-Y axis drawn through all five chains.
This strikes me as odd. Things pack more tightly in three dimensions than in two. Wouldn't polymers be symmetric in all three dimensions? For example, four points are equidistant along the surface of a sphere when they are oriented like a tetrahedron / pyramid. I would think that five points, and therefore, five chains would also try to end up equidistant along the surface of a sphere, although I don't know what that shape would be called.
Dev's: Is this intentional? Or is the game programming not sophisticated enough to handle symmetry in 3-D?