The Platonic Solids

The diagrams below show the five Platonic solids. You can turn them around to view them from a different angle if you like: just point to the solid with your mouse, hold down the left button and drag. To make the solid spin continuously, release the mouse button whilst still moving the mouse (a sort of "throwing" motion). To zoom in and out, hold down the shift key on the keyboard and then drag with the mouse.

This is made possible by Martin Kraus's Java applet LiveGraphics3D .

Click on the links to see more information about the various solids and their symmetry groups.

tetrahedron cube dodecahedron
octahedron icosahedron