Interactive polyhedra

Platonic solids

Tetrahedron, octahedron, cube, dodecahedron, icosahedron (drag the mouse to rotate objects)

Archimedean solids

Cuboctahedron, icosidodecahedron, truncated tetrahedron

truncated octahedron, truncated cube, truncated icosahedron

truncated dodecahedron, rhombicuboctahedron, truncated cuboctahedron

rhombicosidodecahedron, truncated icosidodecahedron, snub cuboctahedron

snub icosidodecahedron

Catalan solids

In this interactive Java 1.1 applet all polyhedron's data are stored in html-file. Parameter "N" is the number of polyhedron's vertexes and faces. Coordinates of vertexes are stored in "Vert" and indexed set of all faces are stored in "faces". Different faces are separeted by "-1". I used data from George W. Hart's "Encyclopedia of Polyhedra".
Look at Semiconductor microstructures and Hidden Surface Removal Algorithms for more explanations.

E-notes     updated 3 June 2005