Introduction

Shapescape is a Windows program that allows various 3D shapes, polyhedra, to be created and then flattened so that a pattern can be printed to make a model of the polyhedron. Several polyhedra are supplied with the program (octahedron, dodecahedron, icosahedron, etc) to start with. These polyhedra can be manipulated in various ways to produce more complicated shapes. Pictures and colors can be applied to each polyhedron face. The polyhedron can then be flattened and printed out on one or more sheets of paper which can then be used as a template to cut cardboard or wood to produce a model of the polyhedron.

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