POV-Ray : Newsgroups : povray.binaries.images : Interesting Shape : Re: Interesting Shape Server Time
24 Mar 2023 14:44:35 EDT (-0400)
  Re: Interesting Shape  
From: Bald Eagle
Date: 11 Dec 2021 08:30:00
Message: <web.61b4a7c6fe4787101f9dae3025979125@news.povray.org>
"Dave Blandston" <IsN### [at] protonmailch> wrote:
> This shape has intrigued me for years and when I tried to reproduce it with
> POV-Ray I initially failed. I know it would be trivial for the rest of you guys
> but I had a difficult time with it and I had to cheat to figure out the angle
> for the facets. I first saw this shape in the M. C. Escher lithograph
> "Reptiles."
> Have a blessed day everyone!
> Kind regards,
> Dave Blandston

The dodecahedron is a very cool Platonic solid, with more interesting properties
than one can imagine.

At least we have it easy with POV-Ray and computer graphics and can employ some
tricks.  Imagine having to make this thing out of wood on a table saw - where
you not only have the angles of the faces to one another, you have the compound
angles of the edges and corners...   :O

You may enjoy perusing this guy's blog - he's a roofer in CA.   I've never seen
such an amazing amount of work done for construction design.  If there was a PhD
in roofing, this guy would have it - and then some!


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