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The C-320 Fullerene Polyhedron

The duals of the geodesic domes are polyhedra with hexagonal and pentagonal faces. This particular one has 320 vertices, with those vertices representing carbon atoms. Here is C-320 as a polyhedron. The next image shows this molecule as a ball-and-stick … Continue reading

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A Faceting of the Rhombcuboctahedron

This particular faceting of the rhombcuboctahedron can also be viewed as a cluster of stella octangulae. I made it using Stella 4d, polyhedron-manipulating software you can try, for yourself, at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.

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The Truncated Stella Octangula

This can also be called the compound of two truncated tetrahedra. This image was created using Stella 4d, which you can try at this website.

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Creating a New Polyhedron from the Snub Dodecahedron

Shown below are the snub dodecahedron and its dual, the pentagonal hexecontahedron. Seeking a way to make a “new” polyhedron (one never seen before), I augmented each face of the orange dual, above, with prisms. These prisms have a height … Continue reading

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The Cubic Rhombicosidodecahedroid

I call the polyhedron above the cubic rhombicosidodecahedroid because it combines a cube’s six squares (shown in green) with the overall appearance of a rhombicosidodecahedron. For comparison, the latter two polyhedra are shown below. I made these rotating images using … Continue reading

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A Zonohedron with 7802 Faces

Zonohedra with surprisingly large numbers of faces are easy to make with Stella 4d: Polyhedron Navigator. This program is sold at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php, where there is also a free trial download offered.

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An Expanded Version of the Snub Cube

To make this polyhedron, I started with a snub cube. Next, I augmented all triangular faces of it with prisms, then took the convex hull of the result. Finally, I used Stella 4d‘s “try to make faces regular” function on the … Continue reading

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