Cluster of Fifteen Decorated and Tightly-packed Truncated Octahedra

Cluster of Fifteen Decorated and Tightly-packed Truncated Octahedra

This cluster was made of the same polyhedron from the previous post, repeated in a space-filling pattern, similar to a tessellation, but in three dimensions. The truncated octahedron has the property, unusual among polyhedra, that it can fill space without leaving any gaps. One of the fifteen truncated octahedra is i the center of the cluster, while another is attached to each of the central polyhedron’s fourteen faces.

Software used to create this includes three separate programs: Geometer’s Sketchpad, MS-Paint, and Stella 4d. This third program may tried for free, and/or purchased, at http://www.software3d.com/stella.php.

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