Two Views of the Truncated Tesseract

19 truncated tesseract orthogonal projection

The figure above, rotating in hyperspace, is an orthogonal projection of a four-dimensional polychoron known as the truncated tesseract. It is analogous to the truncated cube, one of the Archimedean solids. The image below is of the same figure, but is shown as a perspective projection.

19-Tat perspective projection

Both images were created using Stella 4d, software you can buy (with a free trial download available, first) at It’s great software, and a friend of mine wrote it — but no, he doesn’t pay me to give his program free advertising, as some have wondered.