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A Flock of Rhombicosidodecahedra

It’s a little-known fact that rhombicosidodecahedra prefer to fly in flocks of sixty, as seen here. I made this using Stella 4d, available at this website.

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Cluster of Six Rhombicosidodecahedra

To make this cluster, start with a cuboctahedron, then augment each of its square faces with rhombicosidodecahedra. Although the cuboctahedron has cuboctahedral symmetry, this cluster does not — rather, it has tetrahedral symmetry. I created this using Stella 4d, which … Continue reading

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Trinary Rhombicosidodecahedra

This image of three rhombicosidodecahedra “orbiting” a common center was made with Stella 4d, a program you may try for free at this website.

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A Rhombicosidodecahedron, Made of Rhombicosidodecahedra

This “metarhombicosidodecahedron” took a long time to build, using Stella 4d, which you can find at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php — so, when I finished it, I made five different versions of it, by altering the coloring settings. I hope you like it.

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Rhombicosidodecahedral Cluster of Rhombic Triacontahedra

Since rhombic triacontahedra can form pentagonal rings, triangular rings, and square rings, I wanted to find out if a rhombicosidodecahedron could be built out of these building blocks. As you can see here, the attempt was a success. Each rhombic … Continue reading

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Cluster of Sixty Rhombicosadodecahedra

Software credit: see http://www.software3d.com/stella.php — free trial download available.

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