Figure 73 : Hexastix rhombic dodecahedron.
Hexastix can be joined together in various combinations, much in the same as the tetrastix groupings that were covered in post 8. Adding hexastix is a modular building technique and can be used to create larger and more complex structures. A variety of polyhedral, shown in figures 73-75 illustrate a few of the combinations that can be produced by joining multiple hexastix together.
Figure 74: Hexastix tetrahedron.
Figure75 : Hexastix.
Hexastix can also be cut apart as a way to create interesting forms. Different hexastix patterns can be used to create distinct approximations of interpenetrating prism arrangements. The rods in a hexastix cross each other at different points and the contacts can be trimmed down to reveal the hidden structures within. A hexastix patterned with a hexagram can have its crossing rods successively trimmed down to reveal that the internal structure is composed of rhombic dodecahedron and the 3 fully supported stellations, seen in figure 78.
Figure 76: Faceted hexastix.
Figure 77: Faceted hexastix.
Figure 78: Hexagramastix rhombic dodecahedron hexastix stellations.
Figure 79: Large Stellated hexagram hexastix.
The following blog post will cover designing hexastix using 2-dimensional grids.
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1- Polystix blog introduction.
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9- Tetrastix shadow projections.
15- Hexastix design variations.