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The Chiral Hybrid Offspring of a Rhombicosidodecahedron and a Snub Cube

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A Rhombicosidodecahedron, with the Square Faces Rendered Invisible

This polyhedron’s square faces are hidden from view, so that you can see both the front and back of the solid as it rotates. I made this using Stella 4d: Polyhedron Navigator, which you can try for yourself, free, at … Continue reading

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The Eighteenth Stellation of the Rhombicosidodecahedron Is an Interesting Polyhedral Compound

The 18th stellation of the icosidodecahedron, shown above, is also an interesting compound. The yellow component of this compound is the rhombic triacontahedron, and the blue-and-red component is a “stretched” form of the truncated icosahedron.  This was made using Stella … Continue reading

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The Equal-Edge-Length, Pyramid-Augmented Rhombicosidodecahedron

The only difference between these two images is that the lower one is in “rainbow color mode.” Both were created using Stella 4d, which you can try for free at this website. I once made a physical model of this … Continue reading

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An Expansion of the Rhombicosidodecahedron

This expanded version of the rhombicosidodecahedron has, as faces, 30 rhombi, 60 almost-square trapezoids, twelve regular pentagons, and twenty equilateral triangles, for a total of 122 faces. I made it using Stella 4d, software you may try for free at … Continue reading

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Ten Different Facetings of the Rhombicosidodecahedron

This is the rhombicosidodecahedron. It is considered by many people, including me, to be the most attractive Archimedean solid. To create a faceted polyhedron, the first step is to get rid of all the faces and edges, leaving only the … Continue reading

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A Variant of the Rhombicosidodecahedron Featuring Four Hexagons

This was made using Stella 4d, a program you can try for yourself at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.

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