``Transformers'' polyfelt is a new generation of flexible figures inspired on the rhombic dodecahedron and its "magic" transformations. In the presentation below you will see how an octahedron or a cube, each of them made of 24 deltoids, adopt several shapes, e.g. tetrahedron, cube, octahedron, and cubeoctahedron, among others, by just pushing inwards or outwards vertices or edges. This is only possible with 3D Polyfelt!
Octahedron with 24 deltoids
Cube with 24 deltoids

The transformation between the cubeoctahedron and the rhombic dodecahedron is also exhibit with a bigger figure composed by 48 deltoids, 24 small and 24 big, from which on can also produce an unexpected rhombicubeoctahedron!

The ZOME figure at the end shows the basic idea: in green struts the cubeoctahedron, and in orange struts the rhombic dodecahedron, each is dual to the other, appearing in the same figure.

We thank Ruth Ciscar for this nice presentation.

In case you have problems to see this presentation, you can see the pictures also here.