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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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The Cubic Rhombicosidodecahedroid

I call the polyhedron above the cubic rhombicosidodecahedroid because it combines a cube’s six squares (shown in green) with the overall appearance of a rhombicosidodecahedron. For comparison, the latter two polyhedra are shown below. I made these rotating images using … Continue reading

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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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