[ Graphics Archive | Up | Comments ]

General Interest:Fractals

DodecaFoam! First Stellation by Chaim Goodman-Strauss and Daniel Krech

The recipe for filling a large dodecahedron with small dodecas involves examing the three stellations of the dodecahedron. Here, the first stellation of the dodecahedron is filled with tiny dodecas. This symmetry is closely related to that of the three-dimensional Penrose tiles, and generalizes to dimension 4 (but no higher).

How to make it: Mathematica wrote the production rules, a program by Dan Krech iterated the rules, GeomView set up the pictures and RenderMan rendered the final result.

Image created: June 1995

[DodecaFoam!  First Stellation]

Copyright © June 1995 by The Geometry Center, Univerity of Minnesota. All rights reserved.
For permission to use this image, contact permission@geom.umn.edu.

External viewing: small (100x100 6k gif), medium (500x449 113k gif), or original size (1912x1714 3,398k tiff).

[HOME] The Geometry Center Home Page

Comments to: webmaster@geom.umn.edu
Created: Sat May 22 23:17:51 CDT 1999 --- Last modified: Sat May 22 23:17:51 CDT 1999