A Cube of Snub Cubes

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A Cube of Snub Cubes

This cubic arrangement of eight snub cubes, one of the minority of polyhedra which are chiral, includes four “right-handed” snub cubes, and four that are “left-handed.”

Stella 4d was used to create this image, and you may try it for free at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.

An Enantiomorphic Pair of Snub Cubes

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An Enantiomorphic Pair of Snub Cubes

Unlike most polyhedra, the snub cube is chiral, meaning it exists in “left-handed” and “right-handed” forms. In this fused pair of snub cubes, there is one of each type.

Stella 4d was used to create this image, and you may try it for free at http://www.software3d.com/stella.php.

Decorated Snub Cube

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Decorated Snub Cube

Geometer’s Sketchpad and MS-Paint were used to make the “Metapentagon” design shown in the last post. After that, I used Stella 4d (see http://www.software3d.com/stella.php) to project this image onto each face of a snub cube, and create this rotating .gif file.

Ring of Seven Snub Cubes

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Augmented Snub Cube

Seven snub cubes almost make a perfect ring. There’s a small region of overlap between two of them which precludes perfection in this case. If you click on the image, it will rotate, and you’ll be able to spot this overlap-region more easily.

Software credit: see http://www.software3d.com/stella.php