Viz Artist User Guide

Version 3.13 | Published March 28, 2019 ©


An Icosahedron is a Platonic solid composed of twenty faces that span twelve vertices, each face of which is an equilateral triangle. An icosahedron can be considered a rough approximation for a sphere.

Note: This plug-in is located in: Built Ins -> Geom plug-ins -> Default

Icosahedron Properties


  • Use LOD: Enables/disables dynamic level of detail.

  • Smooth: Enables smoothing of edges.

  • Depth: Sets the number of planes at the icosahedron. The more planes you set the more it looks like a sphere.

  • Tesselation: Allows you to choose level of detail setting between Low, Middle and High.

To Create an Icosahedron


  1. Create a new group and add the Icosahedron plug-in to it.

  2. Add a material and/or a texture to the group.

  3. Open the Icosahedron editor and disable the Smooth option, set Depth to 3 and Tesselation to Middle.