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Author Archives: Peter Stampfli
Elliptic kaleidoscopes
In “further hyperbolic kaleidoscopes” I used two straight lines and a circle to make a triangle that defines a kaleidoscope. For k,n and mfold rotational symmetries at its corners, the sum of its three angles is π(1/k+1/n+1/m). If this sum is … Continue reading
The rotational and mirror symmetry at the center
In the last post I used mirror symmetry at two crossing straight lines and the related inversion at a circle. The mirror symmetries generate a krotational symmetry for an angle of intersection of π/k. With these symmetries I map any point … Continue reading
Posted in Anamorphosis, Kaleidoscopes
Tagged anamorphosis, kaleidoscope, mirror symmetry, rosette, Rotational symmetry
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Further hyperbolic kaleidoscopes
In the last post I have used reflections at two parallel lines and a circle to get a Poincaré plane that shows a periodic decoration of hyperbolic space. What happens if the straight lines are not parallel and intersect? Then … Continue reading
Variations on the hyperbolic kaleidoscope
In the last post I have presented a hyperbolic kaleidoscope with two and threefold rotational symmetries. Could we have other rotational symmetries? Yes, we simply move the vertical lines! To get an nfold rotational symmetry the circle has to intersect … Continue reading
Posted in Kaleidoscopes
Tagged hyperbolic space, kaleidoscope, Poincaré plane, Rotational symmetry
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A hyperbolic kaleidoscope
In “creating symmetry” Frank Farris shows a wallpaper for hyperbolic space. He uses the Poincaré plane to project the hyperbolic space to our Euclidean drawing surface. The wallpaper then results from mirror symmetries at vertical lines at x=0 and x=0.5 … Continue reading
Posted in Anamorphosis, Kaleidoscopes
Tagged hyperbolic space, inversive geometry, kaleidoscope, mirror symmetry, Poincaré plane
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Five fold rotational symmetry: Tuning the harmonics
In “better images from higher harmonics ?” I have replaced the basic sine and cosine functions by Fourier series approaching a symmetric triangular wave. This gave images with more details and somewhat smaller bullseyes. Here I want to show similar results … Continue reading
Color symmetry using the length scale of the inflated lattice
I have shown some images with 2color symmetry upon rotation shown in “images of 10fold rotational …“. But the fast color changes they hacked them into small pieces. We can get better images if we use a color changing function with … Continue reading