A Compound of Fifteen Cuboids — Which Is Also a Particular Faceting of the Icosidodecahedron

The creator of Stella 4d, the program I used to make these rotating polyhedral images, is Robert Webb (and the software itself may be tried for free here). Recently, on Facebook, he displayed a paper model of this compound of fifteen cuboids, pointed out that it is a faceting of the icosidodecahedron, and I (being me) took that as a challenge to make it myself. Here is my first result, in which all fifteen cuboids have different colors.

Faceted Icosidodeca compound of 15 cuboids give RW credit.gif

I then realized that RW had rendered his in only five colors, so I studied his post more carefully, and made the appropriate adjustments to do the same:

Faceted Icosidodeca compound of 5 cuboids 5 color version

If you’d like to find the Stella page on Facebook, here is a link to it.

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