The mandala used here first appeared in this blog-post. I then used Stella 4d: Polyhedron Navigator to put those images on the faces of a dodecahedron. If you’d like to try this program yourself, you can do so, for free, at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.
To make this, I used Stella 4d: Polyhedron Navigator to take the image I blogged here, and then project it onto the faces of a rhombic dodecahedron. Next, I put that polyhedron into motion for the .gif shown below.
If you’d like to give Stella a free try, the site to visit is http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.
This decagonal mandala is split into fifty golden triangles (shown in yellow), and forty golden gnomons (shown in orange).
Mandalas are used for meditation and contemplation. They are also supposed to represent the universe, which we now know is in a constant state of change. Generally, this means mandalas are non-moving images, and (traditionally) they certainly don’t flash. This is, therefore, an attempt to update the concept of the mandala for the modern age, reflecting our current understanding of the universe.