These are some sequential images from my project to make a 3d model based directly from the picture "Tetrahedral Planetoid" by M.C. Escher. It took a long time, so I hope you enjoy the results as much as I have.
The process of creating the geometry was much more grueling than I anticipated. Getting all of the odd faces to match up, while maintaining the beautiful regularity of the model has proven extremely challenging. Even thinking about modeling some of the shapes has taken a while, and I have yet to develop a consistent mode of thought which can adequately address all of the issues I've encountered. I encourage anyone wishing to stretch their spacial perception and 3d modeling skills to tackle this simple yet elusive object.
If you'd like to download the model, here is the Blender file, complete with five previous revisions of the model. Choose between .7z (1.3MB) and .zip (4.2MB)
Tetrahedral Planetoid 3D model, Blender format, 7z archive
Tetrahedral Planetoid 3D model, Blender format, zip archive
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