4D Euclidean space
This month, we're back to the intricately complex 120-cell family of uniform polytopes. The new kid on the block is:
This beautiful uniform polychoron is the cantitruncated 600-cell, which is bounded by 120 truncated icosahedra, 600 truncated octahedra, and 720 pentagonal prisms.
As usual, we provide the full Cartesian coordinates for the polytope.
1 Jun 2012:
The polytope of the month is up! We're actually on-time this month!
Oops! There was a glitch when the polytope of the month was posted: an outdated polytope definition file caused lots of povray artifacts and missing elements in some of the projection images. This should be corrected now. Apologies!
For the month of May, the polytope of the month is:
... the runcitruncated 24-cell, another beautiful uniform polytope from the 24-cell family. Its surface consists of 24 truncated octahedra and 24 rhombicuboctahedra, with the gaps in-between filled in by 96 hexagonal prisms and 96 triangular prisms.
22 May 2012: Minor maintenance:
3 May 2012: We're a bit late again, but anyhow, the polytope of month is finally up! Hope you like it!
The polytope of this month is the rectified tesseract:
Be sure to check out its cool animation.
4 Apr 2012: The polytope of the month is up! Sorry for the delay!