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# Tag Archives: stellation

# Six Rotating Polyhedra, in Christmas Colors, from the Stellation-Series of the Icosahedron/Dodecahedron Compound

These .gifs were made using *Stella 4d: Polyhedron Navigator*, software you can try for free right here.

# Three Views of the Final Stellation of the Icosahedron

In this first image of the final stellation of the icosahedron, the faces are colored with a different color for each face, except for parallel faces, which are the same color.

The next image uses red and yellow to color the facelets by type.

Finally, the third image simply uses rainbow color mode.

I used *Stella 4d* to make these. You can try this program for free at this website.

# Five Variants of the Compound of Two Tetrahedra

This is the compound of two tetrahedra, also known as Johannes Kepler’s *Stella Octangula*.

I found the five variations of this polyhedral compound shown below, located deep within the stellation-series of the great rhombicuboctahedron.

These .gif images were all made using *Stella 4d*, a program you can try for free at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.

# The Third Stellation of the Pentagonal Icositetrahedron Is a Compound of Two Irregular Dodecahedra

Here’s the pentagonal icositetrahedron. It is the dual of the snub cube.

And here is its third stellation. As you can see, it’s a compound of two irregular dodecahedra.

I made these images using *Stella 4d: Polyhedron Navigator*. You can try this program for free at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.

# The 12th Stellation of the Triakis Tetrahedron

Created using *Stella 4d*, which you can try for free 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.

# The Eighteenth Stellation of the Rhombicosidodecahedron Is an Interesting Polyhedral Compound

The 18th stellation of the rhombicosidodecahedron, 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 4d*, which 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.