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# Tag Archives: polyhedron

# A Symmetrohedron Featuring Regular Octagons, Pentagons, and Triangles

The only irregular faces in this polyhedron are the quadrilaterals (kites and rectangles). I made it using *Stella 4d*, which you can try for yourself — for free — at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.

# A Zonohedron Which Is Also a Symmetrohedron

This zonohedron is based on the icosidodecahedron / rhombic triacontahedron compound — more specifically, on its edges. Twelve faces are regular decagons, twenty are regular hexagons, sixty are squares, and the only irregular faces are the thirty equilateral octagons. That’s 122 faces in all.

# A Three-Level Dodecahedron, Together with Its Dual

After I’d posted this, a helpful friend on Facebook told me the official name of the first polyhedron shown here — a pentalofted chamfered dodecahedron.

# A Faceting of the Truncated Icosahedron, Followed By Two Stellations of This Faceting’s Dual

These images were created using *Stella 4d*, which you can try for free at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.

# A Zonish Icosahedron

## This zonish polyhedron was made by adding zones based on the faces and vertices of an icosahedron. Its faces are 30 decagons, twenty equilateral triangles, and twelve panels of five rhombi each. I used *Stella 4d* to create this; it’s a program you can try for free at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.

# A Zonohedron with 4650 Faces, Featuring Thirty Hexadecagons

Both of these images were created using *Stella 4d: Polyhedron Navigator*, which you can try for yourself, free, at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.