The Many Faces of Polyhedrons
Left to right: A truncated icosahedron,
a small rhomibcuboctahedron, and a snub dodecahedron
|This is a program that Tom York wrote
which allows you to interactively manipulate virtual regular polyhedrons
(cube, dodecahedron, etc.) and semiregular polyhedrons (e.g. the truncated
icosahedron – the soccer ball shape), as well as a few others.
With it you can:
This is a Windows program, written in Borland
Pascal for Windows. It was originally written for Windows 3.1, but it seems
to run fine under later versions of Windows. View a screenshot.
rotate polyhedrons by dragging with the mouse,
display them as wireframes or with colored
faces, or with a mix of colored and transparent faces,
transform them into each other in various
ways (e.g. by exploding a tetrahedron to get a cuboctahedron), and
change the colors of individual faces by (right)
clicking on the faces.
Download the Many
Faces of Polyhedrons (165 kB)