Imagine, Geometry transitions - haptihedron and vector equilibrium

These pages are to give flight to your imagination. Transitions of the transition: from haptihedron through the vector equilibrium. I named the first, the haptihedron, technically known as a rhombicuboctahedron (see links). The second was referred to by R. Buckminster Fuller as the vector equilibrium is technically known as a cuboctahedron or cubo-octahedron. You can see how the two transitional structures are interrelated in an animation. Here you are inside the overlapping structures, right in the middle. You can move it around you.

<a href="haptiVE2fs.mov">[View QuickTime VR]</a> Keys to the elements:
  • green lines -- edges of a haptihedron
  • red, blue, and yellow squares -- faces of the expanded cube in the haptihedron
  • gold lines -- edges of a vector equilibrium
  • light red, blue, and yellow squares -- faces of the expanded cube in the vector equilibrium
  • white triangles -- faces of the expanded tetrahedrons in both models

See QuickTime for information and a listing of all the QTVRs here. What next? See the missing link

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