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Cluster of Six Rhombicosidodecahedra

To make this cluster, start with a cuboctahedron, then augment each of its square faces with rhombicosidodecahedra. Although the cuboctahedron has cuboctahedral symmetry, this cluster does not — rather, it has tetrahedral symmetry. I created this using Stella 4d, which … Continue reading

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A Dozen Snub Dodecahedra, Surrounding a Dodecahedral Core

Software used — Stella 4d: Polyhedral Navigator, available as a free trial download at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.

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Three Views of a Rotating Cluster of 33 Icosidodecahedra

To make these three rotating cluster-polyhedra, I started with one icosidodecahedron in the center, then augmented each of its 32 faces with overlapping, additional icosidodecahedra, for a total of 33 icosidodecahedra per cluster. In the first image, only two colors are … Continue reading

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An Open Cluster of Polyhedra

From the center to the outside, this cluster contains one icosahedron, twenty octahedra, twenty icosidodecahedra, twenty more octahedra, and, finally, twenty rhombicosidodecahedra. All three of the images here were created using Stella 4d, a program you may try, free, at … Continue reading

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A Festive Cluster of Polyhedra

This is what you get if you start with an icosahedron, augment each of its faces with tetrahedra, and then augment the tetrahedral faces with octahedra. I made it using Stella 4d, a program you may try for free at … Continue reading

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Icosahedral Cluster

The great icosahedron, one of the Kepler-Poinsot solids, is hidden from view at the center of this cluster. Each of its faces is augmented with a Platonic icosahedron, producing what you see here. Stella 4d is the software I used; … Continue reading

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Two Different Cluster-Polyhedra

An icosahedron is hidden from view in the center of this cluster-polyhedron. To create the cluster, each of the icosahedron’s triangles was augmented with a rhombicosidodecahedron. The resulting cluster has the overall shape of a dodecahedron. To create the next … Continue reading

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