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Saturnian Rhombic Dodecahedron

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.

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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. It’s easier to see the rhombic … Continue reading

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Op Art Covering a Rhombic Dodecahedron

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. 

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The Compound of the Rhombic Dodecahedron and Its Own Third Stellation

I used Stella 4d to make this polyhedral compound, and this program may be tried for free at this website.

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A Transparent Rhombic Dodecahedron

Created using Stella 4d, a program available at this website: http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.

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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:

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A Rhombic Ring of Icosahedra, Leading to a Rhombic Dodecahedron Made of Icosahedra

As it turns out, eight icosahedra form this rhombic ring, by augmentation: Measured from the centers of these icosahedra, the long and short diagonal of this rhombus are in a (√2):1 ratio. How do I know this? Because that’s the … Continue reading

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