A Buckyball, or Buckminsterfullerene, is really a carbon-60 molecule. It is the most symmetrical molecule possible. The 60 atoms are arranged like the vertices of a truncated icosahedron. An icosahedron is a regular polyhedron with 20 faces. It has 12 vertices, so to truncate it we need a regular polyhedron with 12 faces, like a dodecahedron. Happily, Lightwave comes with a Platonic Solids macro that lets us create both the icosahedron and the dodecahedron.