The GNU 3DLDF Polyhedron Models Page

Author: Laurence D. Finston

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Last updated: October 10, 2021


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Introduction
General Instructions
Dodecahedra
Rhombic Triacontahedra
Great Stellated Dodecahedron
Great Rhombicosidodecahedron
Small Rhombicosidodecahedron
Pentagonal Hexecontahedron

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Introduction

2007.09.28.
This page contains files containing GNU 3DLDF and TeX code for making cardboard models of polyhedra, along with PostScript and PDF files containing the output.

General Instructions

2007.10.31.
General Instructions (DIN A4 portrait)
TeX code:  plmdinst.txt
PDF file:  plmdinst.pdf
PostScript file:  plmdinst.ps
Compressed (gzipped) PostScript file:  plmdinst.ps.gz
Compressed (gzipped) PDF file:  plmdinst.pdf.gz


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Dodecahedra

2007.11.08.
Plans for a dodecahedron model with sundial faces (incomplete) (DIN A3 portrait)
The following files currently contain the source files for generating a plan of a dodecahedron with a single sundial face and the output. There are additional diagrams illustrating how the face is found. I plan to add additional sundial faces for other more-or-less southward-pointing faces.


GNU 3DLDF code:  dodec_03.ldf
Macro definition file:  dodec_03.lmc
TeX code:  dodec_03.txt
PostScript file:  dodec_03.ps
PDF file:  dodec_03.pdf
Compressed (gzipped) PostScript file:  dodec_03.ps.gz
Compressed (gzipped) PDF file:  dodec_03.pdf.gz

2007.10.19.
Plans for a dodecahedron model (DIN A4 portrait)
GNU 3DLDF code:  dodec_02.ldf
A file of GNU 3DLDF code containing a macro definition:  dodec_02.lmc
TeX code:  dodec_02.txt
PDF file:  dodec_02.pdf
PostScript file:  dodec_02.ps
Compressed (gzipped) PostScript file:  dodec_02.ps.gz
Compressed (gzipped) PDF file:  dodec_02.pdf.gz

Cut-out patterns for pentagonal faces (e.g., for watercolor paper) (DIN A4 portrait)
Radius of enclosing circle: 3cm.
GNU 3DLDF code:  dodec_01.ldf
TeX code:  dodec_01.txt
PDF file:  dodec_01.pdf
PostScript file:  dodec_01.ps
Compressed (gzipped) PostScript file:  dodec_01.ps.gz
Compressed (gzipped) PDF file:  dodec_01.pdf.gz


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Rhombic Triacontahedra

2007.10.27.
Plans for a rhombic triacontahedron model (DIN A3 portrait)
GNU 3DLDF code:  rhmtrc_01.ldf
A file of GNU 3DLDF code containing a macro definition:  rhmtrc_01.lmc
TeX code:  rhmtrc_01.txt
PDF file:  rhmtrc_01.pdf
PostScript file:  rhmtrc_01.ps
Compressed (gzipped) PostScript file:  rhmtrc_01.ps.gz
Compressed (gzipped) PDF file:  rhmtrc_01.pdf.gz


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Great Stellated Dodecahedron

2009.01.09.
Plans for a cardboard model of a Great Stellated Dodecahedron (DIN A3 portrait)
GNU 3DLDF code:  stgrddc1.ldf
TeX code:  stgrddc1.txt
PDF file:  stgrddc1.pdf
PostScript file:  stgrddc1.ps
Compressed (gzipped) PostScript file:  stgrddc1.ps.gz
Compressed (gzipped) PDF file:  stgrddc1.pdf.gz


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Great Rhombicosidodecahedron

2009.01.22.
Plans for a cardboard model of a Great Rhombicosidodecahedron (DIN A3 portrait)
GNU 3DLDF code:  grrhm_06.ldf
TeX code:  grrhm_06.txt
PDF file:  grrhm_06.pdf
PostScript file:  grrhm_06.ps
Compressed (gzipped) PostScript file:  grrhm_06.ps.gz
Compressed (gzipped) PDF file:  grrhm_06.pdf.gz


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Small Rhombicosidodecahedron

Plans for a paper or cardboard model of a Small Rhombicosidodecahedron (DIN A3 landscape)

Added: 2021.09.14.
Last updated:  2021.10.03.
2021.09.26.Added page with plans with numbers on the centers of the polygons.
2021.09.27.Removed four unneeded tabs.
2021.10.03.Added markings for stitching the model together, traces of the tabs on the faces and a page with separate tabs.

GNU 3DLDF code:  small_rhombi.ldf
GNU 3DLDF macros:  small_rhombi.lmc
TeX code:  small_rhombi.txt
PDF file:  small_rhombi.pdf


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Pentagonal Hexecontahedron

Plans for a paper or cardboard model of a Pentagonal Hexecontahedron (DIN A3 landscape)

Added: 2021.09.26.
Last updated:  2021.10.10.

2021.09.27.Added pentagons for cutting out.
2021.09.30.Added missing tabs, removed unneeded ones.
2021.10.3.Added markings for stitching the model together, traces of the tabs on the edges without tabs, and separate tabs for the edges where the faces butt together with no room for a tab.
2021.10.6.Increased the size of the tabs.
2021.10.10.Fixed tab errors.

GNU 3DLDF code:  pentahex.ldf
GNU 3DLDF macros:  pentahex.lmc
TeX code:  pentahex.txt
PDF file:  pentahex.pdf


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