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Augmenting, and Then Reaugmenting, the Icosahedron, with Icosahedra
A reader of this blog, in a comment on the last post here, asked what would happen if each face of an icosahedron were augmented by another icosahedron. I was also asked what the convex hull of such an icosahedroncluster … Continue reading
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Tagged augment, augmentation, augmented, cluster, geometry, icosahedron, Mathematics, polyhedra, polyhedral, polyhedron
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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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Tagged cluster, geometry, Mathematics, polyhedra, polyhedral, polyhedron, rhombicosidodecahedra, rhombicosidodecahedron
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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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Tagged cluster, geometry, Mathematics, polyhedra, polyhedral, polyhedron, snub dodecahedron
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Three Views of a Rotating Cluster of 33 Icosidodecahedra
To make these three rotating clusterpolyhedra, 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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Tagged cluster, geometry, icosidodecahedra, icosidodecahedral, icosidodecahedron, Mathematics, polyhedra, polyhedral, polyhedron
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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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Tagged Art, cluster, festive, geometric, geometrical, geometry, mathematical, Mathematics, polyhedra, polyhedral, polyhedron
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Icosahedral Cluster
The great icosahedron, one of the KeplerPoinsot 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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Tagged cluster, geometry, great, icosahedron, Mathematics, polyhedra, polyhedral, polyhedron
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