24-Cell

Discussion in 'My Shapeways Order Arrived' started by henryseg, Oct 8, 2011.

  1. henryseg
    henryseg Well-Known Member
    This is a 4-dimensional polytope, so like a 3-dimensional polyhedron (tetrahedron, cube, octahedron etc.) but one dimension up. Just as an octahedron has 8 triangular faces, this has 24 octahedral "faces", hence the name. This is a distorted picture (because it's hard to draw things in 4 dimensions) - all of the edges are really the same length and thickness. Also, here's a video.
    24_cell_symmetry3_smaller.jpg 24_cell_symmetry4_smaller.jpg 24_cell_1_smaller.jpg 24_cell_2_smaller.jpg
     
  2. cadalu
    cadalu New Member
    Stunning model, I love it!
     
  3. Canuck
    Canuck New Member
    Very cool!
     
  4. Magic
    Magic Well-Known Member
    4D-printing... You are one step ahead all of us, Henry... :D
     
  5. vertigopolka
    vertigopolka New Member
    I can never quite wrap my head around a 3D interpretation of a 4-dimensional object, but this model is fantastic, exquisite, and just gorgeous!
     
  6. henryseg
    henryseg Well-Known Member
    Thanks for the kind words!

    @vertigopolka: I'm planning to do a write up on the process for a conference, so hopefully it should be clearer from that.
     
  7. ana_xyz
    ana_xyz New Member
    Henry, this found its way into Friday Finds this week. Love it! :)

     
  8. henryseg
    henryseg Well-Known Member