“Creating polyhedral stellations” by McKeown and Badler

  • ©Kathleen R. McKeown and Norman I. Badler




    Creating polyhedral stellations



    A process for creating and displaying stellations of a given polyhedral solid is described. A stellation is one of many star-like polyhedra which can be derived from a single solid by extending its existing faces. A program has been implemented which performs the stellation process on an input object and generates a 3-dimensional image of the stellated object on a computer graphics display screen. Pictures of icosahedron and rhombictriacontahedron stellations generated by the program are included in the paper.


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