Product Comparison

Feature Small Stella Great Stella Stella4D / Stella4D Pro
Polyhedra included
Platonic solids
Archimedean solids
Prisms/antiprisms Convex only
All other uniform polyhedra
Johnson solids
"Near misses" (almost Johnson solids)
Stewart toroids
Compounds A few Over 100 Over 100, plus some 4D compounds
Geodesic domes
Pyramids, cupolae, cuploids, cupolaic-blends
Brückner's 1906 polyhedra
Waterman polyhedra 3D and 4D
All 16 regular polychora (polychoron = 4D polytope)
All 1849 known uniform polychora
Uniform duoprisms and antiduoprisms
Various 4D uniform fissaries and scaliforms
Polyhedral nets (for making paper models)
Print nets
Tabs on nets
Scale nets by setting model radius/edge length/etc
Multiple nets arranged on each page
Group nets by color (optional)
Manual tweaking of nets
Edge connection IDs so you know what to glue to what
Design additional internal parts for increased robustness
View nets folding/unfolding in real-time
Export net measurements for alternative construction (e.g. wood)
3D nets of 4D polytopes (1, 2)
Polyhedral tools
Animated transitions between models (e.g. 1)
Design your own polyhedral tours (e.g. 1)
Duality (spherical reciprocation) 3D and 4D
Compound with dual But no nets 3D and 4D
Morph between duals in real-time (8 methods) (1, 2, 3, 4, 5) But no nets
Animated 2D slices of 3D polyhedra (1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
Animated 3D slices of 4D polychora (1, 2, 3, 4)
Step through slice depths that hit vertices 3D and 4D
Measure distance between vertices, lines and planes 3D and 4D
Faceting (examples, description, manual)
Augmentation/excavation/drilling (glue polyhedra together)
Blend two polyhedra
Convex hulls and cores 3D and 4D
Zonohedrify (create zonohedron from other polyhedron)
Geodesic spheres based on any other polyhedron
Choose subsymmetry (affects coloring, stellation etc)
Delete/keep one part of compound 3D and 4D
Multi-level undo/redo
Stellation of polyhedra (examples, description)
Various stellation criteria
(Miller's rules, fully supported, mainline etc)
Step through stellations, or choose cells manually
2D stellation diagrams
Stellation diagrams attached to 3D polyhedron
Cell diagrams (tree structure of stellation cells)
Stellation of arbitrary set of planes
4D-specific tools
View 3D projections of 4D polytopes
(orthogonal or perspective, e.g. 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6)
Rotate polytopes in 4D
3D cross-sections of 4D polytopes
(e.g. 1, 2, 3, 4, and animated: 5, 6, 7)
View 3D nets of polychora (e.g. 1, 2, 3, 4)
Manually rearrange cells in nets
View 3D vertex figures of polychora
View 3D cells of polychora
Truncate, rectify, and expand polychora
Convex hulls and cores of polychora
Build 4D prisms from 3D polyhedra
Create 4D step prisms and gyrochora
Decorative tools
Comprehensive choices for face/edge/vertex coloring
Put images/photos on faces (1, 2, 3, 4, 5)
Interactive control of image position/rotation/scale
Images included in printed nets (1, 2)
Display formatted text on faces/edges/vertices
Display tools
Geomag rendering mode (e.g. 1, 2, 3, 4)
Stereoscopic 3D display
(with red/blue glasses or cross-eyed/parallel-eyed pair)
Spheres at vertices/cylinders along edges
Hide some faces
Display rotational symmeties
Display reflective symmeties
Display vertex figures
Merge colors of overlapping coplanar faces
Information window
Shows alternative names
Shows Wenninger index & page number
Shows Wythoff symbol
Shows number of faces/edges/vertices
Shows number of parts in compound
Shows genus, density, surface area, volume
Number of parts in nets
Number of edges to cut/fold/glue in nets
Stellation info
Export anti-aliased 2D images and videos in various formats
Import 3D polyhedra from OFF format
(Requires closed surface with double precision coordinates)
Import 4D polytopes from OFF format
(Requires double precision coordinates)
Export 3D polyhedra to DXF format
Export 3D polyhedra to POV-Ray format
Export 3D polyhedra to VRML format
Export 3D polyhedra to OBJ format
Export 3D polyhedra to OFF format
Export 3D polyhedra to STL format
For commercial useStella4D: , Stella4D Pro:
Free demo
Single user license$14$45Stella4D: $67, Stella4D Pro: $120
School license$75$219Stella4D: $329
University license$125$359Stella4D: $545


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