What is this particular model

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Squeaky
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What is this particular model

Post by Squeaky » Wed Feb 07, 2018 8:38 am

Some years ago I constructed a model using this software but now after a few attempts I cannot seem to find it on Stella.
It is almost identical to a Rhombicosahedron but with rectangles rather than squares,

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Re: What is this particular model

Post by guy » Sun Oct 07, 2018 11:24 am

It is basically a non-uniform morph of the rhombicosahedron. One way of making it would be to create a compound of the regular icosahedron and the rhombic triacontahedron, as a new compound polyhedron (I assume Great Stella can do that), and then explore its stellations.

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Re: What is this particular model

Post by robertw » Sun Oct 07, 2018 12:31 pm

Here's the rhombicosahedron:

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Take the convex hull with "Poly->Create Convex Hull" and you'll see the hull is a non-uniform truncated icosahedron:

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So try starting with a uniform truncated icosahedron and go the other way. Use Faceting Mode to connect the vertices up to form the new rectangle and irregular hexagon required for the faces:

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Is that what you were after?

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