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Creating a New Polyhedron from the Snub Dodecahedron

Shown below are the snub dodecahedron and its dual, the pentagonal hexecontahedron. Seeking a way to make a “new” polyhedron (one never seen before), I augmented each face of the orange dual, above, with prisms. These prisms have a height … Continue reading

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Selected Stellations of the Truncated Dodecahedron

This is the truncated dodecahedron. It is one of the Archimedean solids. This polyhedron has a long stellation-series, from which I selected several on aesthetic grounds. The figure immediately below is the truncated dodecahedron’s 16th stellation. Here is the 21st … Continue reading

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A Rhombic Dodecahedron, Made of Icosahedra, and Tall Triangular Antiprisms

Software used: Stella 4d, available at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.  

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Op Art on a Dodecahedron

I used Geometer’s Sketchpad and MS-Paint to make the designs on the faces, and then assembled the dodecahedron with Stella 4d, a program you may try here.

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A Dozen Pulsating Dodecahedra

To make this using Stella 4d (available here) I started with an icosahedron, placed a dodecahedron on each of its vertices, then rendered the central icosahedron invisible. The slight pulsating effect is caused by the program fitting the polyhedra tightly … Continue reading

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The Dodecahedron, Made from Smaller Polyhedra

The polyhedra at the vertices are rhombic triacontahedra, and the yellow edges are elongated rhombic prisms. This was made using Stella 4d, software you may try for free at this website.

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Four Sets of Five Circles On Each of the Faces of a Dodecahedron

After using Geometer’s Sketchpad and MS-Paint to make the image on the faces (seen alone in the last post), I then used Stella 4d: Polyhedron Navigator to project these images onto a red dodecahedron, and create this .gif. Stella is … Continue reading

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