These are some of the famous pre-Columbian pyramids. Many of the design elements used in Mesoamerican art and architecture mimic the stepped forms of the buildings themselves. Once you have picked out your favorite, you can try to create it yourself with either the 2d-Builder or 3d-Builder software. You might want to print out the image so you can look at it while you are trying to build it. Before starting, it will help if you think about the following:
- The base shape (first layer of the pyramid)--is it square? rectangular? What is the ratio of the sides?
- How times does the base shape repeat (that is, how many "iterations" of the base shape are there)?
- How much does the base shape "shrink" in each iteration? Is it the same change on each side?