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A Faceting of the Rhombcuboctahedron

This particular faceting of the rhombcuboctahedron can also be viewed as a cluster of stella octangulae. I made it using Stella 4d, polyhedron-manipulating software you can try, for yourself, at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.

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The Truncated Stella Octangula

This can also be called the compound of two truncated tetrahedra. This image was created using Stella 4d, which you can try at this website.

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Three Variations of Kepler’s Stella Octangula

The Stella Octangula was the name Johannes Kepler gave, centuries ago, to the compound of two tetrahedra. Here are three variations on it, all created using Stella 4d, a program you may try at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.

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Some Variants of Kepler’s Stella Octangula

The Stella Octangula is also known as the compound of two tetrahedra, which works well because the tetrahedron is self-dual. All of these are also two-part compounds, with varying amounts of similarity to the Stella Octangula. The first one is … Continue reading

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Two Colorings of a Hollow Stella Octangula

Both of these versions of the stella octangula, or compound of two tetrahedra, were made with Stella 4d, software available at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.

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A Bizarre Variant of the Stella Octangula

The Stella Octangula is another name for the compound of two tetrahedra. In this variant, each triangular face is replaced by a panel of three irregular pentagons. I used Stella 4d to make it, and you can find that program … Continue reading

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An Elongated Stella Octangula

The Stella Octangula is another name for the compound of two tetrahedra. I made this elongated version, which uses narrow isosceles triangles in place of the usual equilateral triangles, using Stella 4d — polyhedron-manipulation software you can find at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.

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