A Compound of an Icosahedron and the First Stellation of the Rhombic Triacontahedron

Compound of an icosahedron and the 1st stellation of the RTC

I stumbled across this compound yesterday, an example of exploratory polyhedral manipulation using Stella 4d producing an unexpected result. If you would like to experiment with a free trial download of this program, before deciding whether or not to purchase the fully-functioning version, simply click here:  www.software3d.com/Stella.php.

The Rhombic Dodecahedron and Its First Stellation, Decorated in Three Colors

Rhombic Dodeca

The image on the faces of these polyhedra appeared, in black and white form, in the last post here. I used Geometer’s Sketchpad and MS-Paint to make it. It took a third program, Stella 4d, to project the image onto each face of a rhombic dodecahedron (as seen above), as well as the rhombic dodecahedron’s first stellation (below), and then generate these rotating .gif images. You can try Stella for free, as a trial download, at www.software3d.com/Stella.php.

First Stellation Rhombic Dodeca