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I am attempting to create a truncated icosahedron (soccer ball) as specified in a tutorial. The tutorial shows this mesh being part of the Solids that are in Add-ons. Mesh>Solids>Archimedian>Truncated Icosahedron (see screenshot at 1:06 in tutorial). When I enable my add-ons, I do not see the same ones that he does. He's using v2.68 and I'm using v2.74. Have I done something wrong, or has it changed between versions?

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    $\begingroup$ Read one of the top comments for the tutorial written by Kyle Mayne: "1.When enabling addons select Add Mesh in the categories and check the box under "Add Mesh: Extra Objects"-the addon he is selected has been depreciated and merged into this. 2.Press SHIFT + A or use the menu and click on Add > Mesh > Math Function > Solids 3.On the left you'll notice you have settings for the mesh. Find where it says "Presets" and select "Truncated Icosahedron"." And that really works. $\endgroup$
    – Mr Zak
    Commented May 30, 2015 at 19:28
  • $\begingroup$ Works great! Thank you -- I should have looked there before asking my question. $\endgroup$ Commented May 30, 2015 at 22:59

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In Object Mode hit Shift+A shortcut to add a new object, and in the menu select Mesh>Icosphere with number of subdivisions set to 1.

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Then change to Edit Mode, select everything, hit Ctrl+Shift+B shortcut to bevel the vertices and input 0.35 as the amount of bevel and hit Enter, or in Bevel operator panel change amount type to Percent and change Amount to 33.333%

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Result:

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  • $\begingroup$ I think this can be solved even easier (though your soultion didn't work quite well for me). After adding Icosphere one should only change subdivisions level of it to 1 - i.imgur.com/d5cvHJa.jpg (left - icosphere, right - icosahedron from Extra Objects addon) $\endgroup$
    – Mr Zak
    Commented May 30, 2015 at 21:15
  • $\begingroup$ @MrZak yes I forgot to add that the subdivision of the icosphere have to be set to 1 $\endgroup$
    – Denis
    Commented May 30, 2015 at 21:22
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The plugin is called now add_mesh_extra_objects. To enable it press CtrlAltU to open the preferences window. On the Addons tab type extra and and check the box for Add Mesh:Extra Objects

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On the add menu you'll have the option Mesh-> Math_Function->Solid

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Enable the Tool Shelf by pressing T (or press F^) and select Ichosahedron.

On the vertex truncation type 0.667

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