A Rhombic Dodecahedron Decorated with Golden Mandalas

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.

The Compound of Five Rhombic Dodecahedra

This is the compound of five rhombic dodecahedra, with each component shown in a different color. This is one of the few well-known polyhedral compounds which is actually more attractive with the faces hidden, and that’s what’s shown in the next image.

RD 5

I made these images using Stella 4d: Polyehdron Navigator, which you can try for free at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.

A Decorated Rhombic Dodecahedron

The patterns on the faces are from the last post here, immediately before this one. I used Stella 4d: Polyhedron Navigator to make this, and you can try this software for free at this website.

Saturnian Rhombic Dodecahedron

Rhombic Dodeca

The image of Saturn was taken by NASA, and I put it on the faces of a rhombic dodecahedron, and created this image, with a program called Stella 4d. You can try this program for free at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.

Space-Filling Truncated Octahedra in a Rhombic Dodecahedral Cluster

The truncated octahedron is well-known as the only Archimedean solid which can fill space, by itself, without leaving any gaps. The cluster below shows this, and has the overall shape of a rhombic dodecahedron.

Augmented Trunc Octa.gif

It’s easier to see the rhombic dodecahedral shape of this cluster when looking at its convex hull:

Convex hull.gif

Both images here were made using Stella 4d, which you can try for free right here.

Op Art Covering a Rhombic Dodecahedron

Rhombic Dodeca

Programs used to make this included Geometer’s Sketchpad, MS-Paint, and Stella 4d: Polyhedron Navigator, which was used to assemble everything else into what you see here. You may try Stella for free at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php

A Hollow, Five-Color Version of the Compound of Five Rhombic Dodecahedra


I made this using Stella 4d, software you can find at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php. I also make a second version, with larger spheres and cylinders for the vertices and edges: