Monthly Archives: December 2012

ornaments of eight-fold rotational symmetry

The square lattice of cells has eight directions to nearest neighbors. Four directions are vertical or horizontal and the other four go diagonally. Thus I tried to create ornaments of eight-fold rotational symmetry with my modified cellular automaton and using … Continue reading

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Fake snowflakes

As mentioned earlier in “The benefit of programming┬ámistakes” I wanted to make a computer program that creates snowflake images. Something that resembles Bentley’s photos. Thus I made up a modified cellular automaton, that designs ornaments of four-fold symmetry, see the … Continue reading

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Twist again

Often, mirror-symmetric figures are too static for my taste. I prefer pure rotational symmetry. Thus I added to the growth method of the last post a new tip growth step. It changes growth directions by an angle of 45 degrees, … Continue reading

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