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Selected Stellations of the Truncated Dodecahedron

This is the truncated dodecahedron. It is one of the Archimedean solids. This polyhedron has a long stellation-series, from which I selected several on aesthetic grounds. The figure immediately below is the truncated dodecahedron’s 16th stellation. Here is the 21st … Continue reading

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Some Tetrahedral Stellations of the Truncated Cube

I created these with Stella 4d, which you may try for free at this website. To make a given polyhedral stellation appear larger, simply click on it.

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The Truncated Cube, with Two Variations Featuring Regular Dodecagons

This is the truncated cube, one of the thirteen Archimedean solids. If the truncation-planes are shifted, and increased in number, in just the right way, this variation is produced. Its purple faces are regular dodecagons, and the orange faces are … Continue reading

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An Oblique Truncation of the Tetrahedron

This polyhedron has sixteen faces: four equilateral triangles, and a dozen kites. It was created using Stella 4d, which may be found at http://www.software3d.com/Stella.php.

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A Faceted Truncated Tetrahedron, or Seven Tetrahedra Joined at Their Edges — Your Choice

I made this by faceting a truncated tetrahedron, giving it faces which are interpenetrating, red, equilateral triangles, as well as yellow crossed-edged hexagons. It can also be viewed as a central tetrahedron, with six more tetrahedra attached to its edges. … Continue reading

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Partially Truncated Platonic and Rhombic Dodecahedra

Each of these dodecahedra were modified by truncations  at exactly four of their three-valent vertices. As a result, each has four equilateral triangles as faces. In the one above, the Platonic dodecahedron’s pentagonal faces are modified into a dozen irregular … Continue reading

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Four Different Facetings of the Great Rhombcuboctahedron

All four of these rotating images were created using software called Stella 4d: Polyhedron Navigator. You can buy this program, or try it for free, at this website. Faceting is the inverse function of stellation, and involves connecting the vertices … Continue reading

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