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Rotation does not work properly in triangular rules.

Postby Gamedziner » August 13th, 2019, 7:23 am

When attempting to rotate in a triangular rule, the selection polygon attempts to rotate at a 90 degree angle rather than a 60 degree angle. This changes the pattern, as can be seen if you rotate this hexagon:
x = 3, y = 2, rule = B/S5L
b3o$b3o!

I believe this issue is caused by attempting to select a non-rectangular group of cells using what is effectively a rectangular box.

PS: The viewer does not allow soups to evolve properly when you generate them after every cell is dead. This seems to occur in all rules, regardless of type.
x = 81, y = 96, rule = LifeHistory
58.2A$58.2A3$59.2A17.2A$59.2A17.2A3$79.2A$79.2A2$57.A$56.A$56.3A4$27.
A$27.A.A$27.2A21$3.2A$3.2A2.2A$7.2A18$7.2A$7.2A2.2A$11.2A11$2A$2A2.2A
$4.2A18$4.2A$4.2A2.2A$8.2A!
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Re: Rotation does not work properly in triangular rules.

Postby rowett » August 13th, 2019, 10:07 am

Gamedziner wrote:When attempting to rotate in a triangular rule, the selection polygon attempts to rotate at a 90 degree angle rather than a 60 degree angle.

True. At the moment selections are always "square". It's on the backlog to support Hexagonal and Triangular selections.

Gamedziner wrote:The viewer does not allow soups to evolve properly when you generate them after every cell is dead. This seems to occur in all rules, regardless of type.

Well spotted. This will be fixed for the next released build. Thanks for reporting!
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