A scattering polyhedron relates the dimension of the iteration domain to the scattering dimensions. The scattering dimensions define the order in which the iteration domain is scanned (or enumerated). The image domain is scanned in lexicographical order.

In Graphite the scattering polyhedron has the following layout:

- scattering dimensions
- iteration dimensions
- parameters
- inhomogeneous term (aka. constant)

Some examples: