This is one of many possible facetings of the dodecahedron. It’s colored by face type above, and is shown in “rainbow color mode” below. I made both rotating images using *Stella 4d*, which you can try for free at this website.

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This is one of many possible facetings of the dodecahedron. It’s colored by face type above, and is shown in “rainbow color mode” below. I made both rotating images using *Stella 4d*, which you can try for free at this website.

I created this using *Stella 4d*, software you can try right here.

This faces of this polyhedron include 12 regular pentagons, and twenty 6/2-gons. I made it using *Stella 4d*, which you can try for free at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.

I made this using *Stella 4d*, which you can try for free at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.

I made this using *Stella 4d*, which you can try for free at this website.

I made this from the Archimedean Great Rhombicosidodecahedron, using a program called *Stella 4d*. If you’d like to try *Stella* for yourself, you can do so, for free, at this website: http://www.software3.com/Stella.php.

This beauty appeared unexpectedly when I was playing around with polyhedra related to the icosahedron and dodecahedron, using *Stella 4d: Polyhedron Navigator*. You can try this program for yourself, free, at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.

The twenty faces of this polyhedron are six small blue squares, six interpenetrating, larger red squares, and eight irregular, interpenetrating yellow hexagons. I made it using *Stella 4d: Polyhedron Navigator*, which you can try for free at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php. The squares are easy to find, but it can be a challenge to see the yellow hexagons. In the .gif below, all of the yellow faces but one are hidden, which should make it easier to see where the hexagons are positioned, relative to the squares.

I made this faceting of the rhombicosidodecahedron using *Stella 4d: Polyhedron Navigator*. You can try this program out, for free, at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.

This first version shows this polyhedron colored by face type.

In the next image, only parallel faces share a color. This is the traditional coloring-scheme for the great dodecahedron.

Both images were created with *Stella 4d*, which is available as a free trial download at this website. Also, the obvious change needed with this polyhedron — making its faces regular — is in the next post.

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