Created using *Stella 4d*, which you can try for free at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.

# Tag Archives: stellated

# Stellar Array

A great dodecahedron (red) sits in the middle of this polyhedral cluster. The polyhedra touching the one in the center are blue small stellated dodecahedra. Finally, there are yellow great stellated dodecahedra on the outside.

I assembled this polyhedral cluster using *Stella 4d*, which you can try for yourself at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.

# The Eleventh Stellation of the Truncated Octahedron Is an Interesting Polyhedral Compound

This compound has three parts: two tetrahedra, plus one smaller cube. I made it using Stella 4d: Polyhedron Navigator, which you can try for free at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.

# The Fifth Stellation of the Icosahedron

I made this using *Stella 4d*, software you can try out for free at this website: http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.

# A Compound of the Great Stellated Dodecahedron and the Great Dodecahedron

In the picture above, each component of this compound has its own color. In the one below, each set of parallel faces is given a color of its own.

These images were made using *Stella 4d*, software you may try for yourself at this website.

# Three Versions of a Compound of the Great and Small Stellated Dodecahedra

In the first version of this compound shown here, the great stellated dodecahedron is shown in yellow, while the small stellated dodecahedron is shown in red.

In the next version, each face has its own color, except for those in parallel planes, which have the same color.

Finally, the third version is shown in “rainbow color mode.”

All three of these images were created using *Stella 4d: Polyhedron Navigator*, software you can try for free right here.

# A Pyritohedral, Stellated Polyhedron, and Its Convex Hull

To make this polyhedron using *Stella 4d* (available here), I began with the dodecahedron, dropped the symmetry of the model from icosahedral to tetrahedral, and then stellated it thirteen times.

This stellated polyhedron has pyritohedral symmetry, but this is easier to see in its convex hull:

The eight blue triangles in this convex hull are equilateral, while the twelve yellow ones are golden isosceles triangles.