Two Polyhedral Compounds: the Icosidodecahedron with the Truncated Cube, and the Rhombic Triacontahedron with the Triakis Octahedron

Compound of Icosidodeca and Trunc Cube

These two compounds, above and below, are duals. Also, in each of them, one polyhedron with icosidodecahedral symmetry is combined with a second polyhedron with cuboctahedral symmetry to form a compound with pyritohedral symmetry: the symmetry of a standard volleyball.

Compound of RTC and Triakis octahedron also pyritohedral

A program called Stella 4d was used to make these compounds, and create these images. It may be purchased, or tried for free, at this website.

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A Short Moment After the Warp Core Exploded

a short moment after the warp core exploded

Image created using Stella 4d, available here.

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Tessellation Using Regular Hexadecagons, Isosceles Trapezoids, Squares of Two Types, and Convex Pentagons

tess may 19 2015Another version, with the colors inverted:

tess may 19 2015

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Sixteen Polyhedra with Cuboctahedral Symmetry

weird not goodUnnamed Dual UnnameIYd Dual Unnamed Dual x spring model het oy has tetraicosagons Dual of Convex adshgsdjl Dual of Convehgd x hull Dual hgdyg Convehgd x hull Dual hgdyg Cogddfnvehgd x hull creepy dual badly-truncated great rhombcuboctahedron -- fix it's dual badly-truncated great rhombcuboctahedron -- fix it! Augmented rhombcubocta 8 dodecagons and six octgons etc

I made these using Stella 4d, a computer program available at this website.

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Revise, and Re-install, Unconscious Mental Subroutine

tess chiral 2012

Sleep eventually takes your awareness from you, and, at the end, you don’t even resist.

Asleep now. Initialization of nREM startup program in progress.

Stop. Evaluate time elapsed since last sleep-reprogramming. Identify areas of concern.

Rank items of concern in priority order,

Schedule upcoming REM cycle to allow the “playing out” out of necessary “real-word” drama to address the top priority concern. Maintain focus on that concern until it is replaced by another one, new, and of more importance. Keep an eye on all areas of past conflict, while watching for new ones, hoping for early detection.

If unavoidable, implement “the best you can fake it” multitasking coping-mode.

Realize that memory of this sleeping activity will be fragmentary at best.

Know also, nonetheless, that you are the one one writing the program, at both ends of the consciousness-spectrum, the autism spectrum, and any other spectra I find myself standing on.

To answer the obvious question: yes, this blog-post is deliberately being written in the grey zone between sleep and wakefulness. If parts of it make no sense, that’s the reason.

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Note upon waking: I found this, written but not published, on my computer, when my alarm clock went off. I guess I’ll post it now!

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A Chiral Tessellation, Using Regular Dodecagons, Regular Hexagons, Squares, and Rhombi (from 2012)

tess chiral 2012I have several “lost works” that I’m slowly finding and posting, from old jumpdrives, computers, little-known blogs, etc., and this is one of them. I made it in 2012, but few have seen it before now.

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Two Compounds with Pyritohedral Symmetry: the Icosidodecahedron / Truncated Octahedron Compound, and the Rhombic Triacontahedron / Tetrakis Cube Compound

Compound of Icosidodeca and Trunc Octa its pyritohedralCompound of RTC and tetrakis cube its pyritohedral

Stella 4d, a program you can try here, was used to create these two compounds. Both have pyritohedral symmetry: the symmetry of a standard volleyball. The two compounds are also duals.

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