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.

# Tag Archives: geometry

# Two Images of a Toroidal Rhombic Triacontahedron Made of 212 Dodecahedra

I made these using *Stella 4d*, a program you can try as a free trial download at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.

# The Great Icosidodecahedron and Its Dual, the Great Rhombic Triacontahedron

The great icosidodecahedron is one of the uniform polyhedra, which I do not know well. I stumbled across it while creating facetings of the (lesser) icosidodecahedron. This solid has two face-types, there are red pentagrams and yellow equilateral triangles, as seen in the next two pictures.

The dual of this solid is the great rhombic triacontahedron. Its faces are thirty interpenetrating rhombi.

I used *Stella 4d* to create these images. You may try this program for free at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.

# Four Rhombicosidodecahedra Surrounding a Tetrahedron

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

# The Icositetrachoron and the Truncated Icositetrachoron, Rotating in Hyperspace

There are six regular, convex four-dimensional polytopes. Five of them correspond on a 1:1 basis with the Platonic solids (as the tesseract corresponds to the cube), leaving one four-dimensional polytope without a three-dimensional analogue among the Platonics. That polychoron is the icositetrachoron, also named the 24-cell and made of 24 octahedral cells. It also happens to be self-dual.

If, in hyperspace, the corners are cut off just right, new cells are created with 24 cubic cells created at the corners, with 24 truncated octahedral cells remaining from the original polychoron. This is the truncated icositetrachoron:

4-dimensional polytopes have 3-dimensional nets. These nets are shown below — first for the icositetrachoron, and then for the truncated icositetrachoron.

I used *Stella 4d* to create these images. You can try *Stella* for free at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.

# Simulated Geomag Rhombicosidodecahedron

This rhombicosidodecahedron appears to be made from Geomag pieces, but, in reality, it was made virtually using a program called *Stella 4d*. You may try *Stella*, for free, at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.

# A Symmetrohedron with 122 Faces

In this symmetrohedron, all faces are regular, except for the green isosceles triangles. If these triangles were a little closer to being regular, this would be a near-miss to the Johnson solids, but that is not the case. I made this (starting with the last polyhedron in the post right before this one) using *Stella 4d: Polyhedron Navigator*, a program you can try for free at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.