I created this using Stella 4d, which you can try for free at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php. Starting with the Platonic dodecahedron, I dropped the symmetry of the model down from icosahedral to tetrahedral, then stellated it six times. I also put the resulting polyhedron into “rainbow color mode” before making this .gif image.
A great dodecahedron (red) sits in the middle of this polyhedral cluster. The polyhedra touching the one in the center are blue small stellated dodecahedra. Finally, there are yellow great stellated dodecahedra on the outside.
I assembled this polyhedral cluster using Stella 4d, which you can try for yourself at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.
In the picture above, each component of this compound has its own color. In the one below, each set of parallel faces is given a color of its own.
These images were made using Stella 4d, software you may try for yourself at this website.
In the first version of this compound shown here, the great stellated dodecahedron is shown in yellow, while the small stellated dodecahedron is shown in red.
In the next version, each face has its own color, except for those in parallel planes, which have the same color.
Finally, the third version is shown in “rainbow color mode.”
All three of these images were created using Stella 4d: Polyhedron Navigator, software you can try for free right here.
These two polyhedra are the dodecahedron (left), and the great dodecahedron (right).
Since the faces of both of these polyhedra are regular pentagons, it is possible to augment each of the dodecahedron’s twelve faces with a great dodecahedron. Here is the result.
I used Stella 4d to make these images. You may try this program for yourself at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.
I made this using Stella 4d: Polyhedron Navigator. You can try this program for free at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.