Hedron PosterAs you can tell, my drawing skills are not exemplary.

Not back when I made Hedron, anyway. As you can clearly tell, I was still a fan of triangles and lumps back then, because, you know, I made a whole story about them.

But again, this was my first whiteboard animation, and I have to say it turned out better than I had expected. (Maybe my standards were low or something. Whatever.)

And here it is, in all of its 300 frame glory. (Not 300 frames per second. 300 frames and 3 frames per second.)

A lot of people have asked me what Hedron means. Those who do know what it means point out that I’m incorrect in calling the video Hedron.

So to clear any confusion up, let me be clear: “hedron” is not a word. Polyhedron is. “Hedron”, or “-hedron”, is a combining form for a word for geometrical shapes. “Hedron” means faces, or something. Polyhedron, therefore, is a shape with many faces. A die, for example, is a hexahedron, or a six-faced object.

Now you’re probably wondering why I called it Hedron, since they are obviously not geometric solids, which are three-dimensional. Well, technically it could be monohedron, or a solid with only one face (that’s impossible too. But its 2D, so there.) But, I named it Hedron because I went through a phase where every video I made needed to start with the letter “H”. So Hedron.

On another note, I was partly inspired to make this video after reading Shel Silverstein’s The Missing Piece Meets the Big O. My other inspiration was my animation teacher telling me to get my homework done. (No, that didn’t inspire the story, it inspired its completion.)

Well there you have it. Not only did I post a video, I even provided some behind the scenes information. You know, out in the big world, people make behind-the-scenes books and get people to pay for them, and here I am giving it to you free. You should be grateful.

Oh, never mind. That was just a joke. I hope you enjoyed the video and I hope you learnt a new word today.

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