In my opinion one of the most beautiful polyhedra is the Small Stellated Dodecahedron. A lot of people seem fascinated with this solid.

One of the more visually interesting ways of portraying a solid is in the style of Leonardo Da Vinci: as edges so the viewer can see the internal structure normally hidden by the usual models.

A group icon is displayed in a very small rectangle. For the graphic to work, it has to be relatively simple.

For the above three reasons I chose ankrie's star dodecahedron… as the group icon.

Let me know what you think!


Hop David
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usere35 Featured By Owner Feb 15, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I was working with some ideas but they were too complicated for the size required, as you pointed out. I don't mind keeping the icon.
Hop41 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
I'm eagerly awaiting your version of Kepler's nested polyhedra that he thought modeled our solar system. That is one of my favorite images and if you model it with the same clean precision of your other 3-D objects, it will be an excellent work of art.
usere35 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012  Professional Interface Designer
I was tinkering with it earlier this week and the trouble was once you've scaled down under the tetrahedron, the other polyhedra are barely visible but I'll keep trying.
Hop41 Featured By Owner Feb 16, 2012
If [link] is what you have in mind, it needs to be a large image to do it justice. I would think a 6000 by 6000 pixel image. I think this would even allow a nice view of the octahedron at the very center.

Going through Google Images, I can find only two satisfactory renditions: the original illustration from Kepler's Mysterium Cosmographicum, plus a Bathsheba sculpture [link] .

If you were to do a version up to your usual standards, it would be a very noteworthy image.

But just as a postage stamp isn't the best canvas to display the Mandelbrot set, a small rectangle isn't good for Kepler's nested polyhedra. I'm hoping for a large image.
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