Mostly Empty Space

Mostly Empty Space

Ask any chemist or physicist, and they’ll verify that ordinary matter is mostly empty space. (The physicist may then go on to confuse you by explaining how that “empty” space isn’t really empty,  if inspected closely enough, but that’s not my subject here.)

This image, geometrically created, is also mostly empty space. To make it, I started with the polyhedron seen in the last post — itself created by stellation of the post before it — and continued stellating, many more times. By doing so, I stumbled across a polyhedron with these “X” shapes included, plus some other stuff. To finish making this, I simply rendered everything except the “X” shapes invisible, then changed the coloring scheme of the result.

Stella 4d was used to create this image, and you may try it for free at

About RobertLovesPi

I go by RobertLovesPi on-line, and am interested in many things, a large portion of which are geometrical. Welcome to my little slice of the Internet. The viewpoints and opinions expressed on this website are my own. They should not be confused with the views of my employer, nor any other organization, nor institution, of any kind.
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One Response to Mostly Empty Space

  1. jmsabbagh says:

    Wonderful creativity.


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