If one starts with a central octahedron, then augments each of its eight triangular faces with identical octahedra, this is the result.

It is then possible to augment each visible triangle of this cluster with yet more octahedra, which produces this result, in which some octahedra overlap each other.

After making this, I wanted to see its convex hull: the smallest, tightest-fitting convex polyhedron which can contain a given non-convex polyhedron. (I use *Stella 4d: Polyhedron Navigator* to perform these manipulations of polyhedra, and this program makes this a fast and easy process. If you’d like to try this software, even as a free trial download, the website to visit is http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.) Here’s what this convex hull, which bears a resemblance to the rhombcuboctahedron, looks like.

Looking for previously-unseen, and interesting, polyhedra, I then starting stellating this convex hull. I did find something interesting — to me, anyway — after only two stellations.

That concluded my latest polyhedral investigation, but I certainly don’t intend it to be my last.

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