A Partially-Invisible Rhombicosidodecahedron, and One of Its Stellations

Rhombicosidodeca

The polyhedron above originally had thirty yellow square faces, but I rendered them invisible so that the interior structure of this polyhedron could be seen.

When stellating such a partially-invisible figure, the new faces “inherited” from the “parent polyhedron” are either visible or invisible, depending on which type of face they are derived from. This makes for a very unusual look for some stellations, such as this, the rhombicosidodecahedron’s 50th:

Rhombicosidodeca w inv squares 50th stellations

I created these images using a program called Stella 4d: Polyhedron Navigator. You may try it for yourself at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.

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