


truncations by the vertices give the truncated dodecahedron, then the icosidodecahedron, then the truncated icosahedron, and the complete truncation the icosahedron  a truncation by the edges gives a chamfered dodecahedron with all edges equal, and the complete truncation the rhombic triacontahedron
(likewise for the chamfered icosahedron) 
a truncation the vertices and by the edges lead to the small rhombicosidodecahedron
(starting with the icosidodecahedron gives the great rhombicosidodecahedron) 
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page inspired by the animated gif by Xavier Hubaut  truncating the cube and the tetrahedron  the snubs  dual morphing 
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