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Author Archives: Peter Stampfli
Color transformation
I am now discussing color transformations for creating kaleidoscopic images with twocolor symmetry. Each pixel has three color components: red, green and blue. Their values are between 0 and 255. Thus we can think that a pixel color is a point with … Continue reading
Posted in Kaleidoscopes, programming
Tagged Colors, false colors, negative image, transformation, twocolor symmetry
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Kaleidoscopes with twofold color symmetry.
A checkerboard is a square lattice with twofold color symmetry. The alternating black and white squares make it more interesting than a simple square lattice. Thus I want to have too some twofold color symmetry for our kaleidoscopes. Farris has done this … Continue reading
Posted in Kaleidoscopes, programming
Tagged color symmetry, kaleidoscope, programming, twocolor symmetry
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Rosettes with glide reflection and rotation symmetry
We now come to the last distinct combination of symmetries for friezes and rosettes. It uses the glide reflection and the rotation by 180 degrees resulting from two mirror symmetries of the two preceeding posts. The mapping functions have to have the symmetry … Continue reading
Posted in Anamorphosis, Kaleidoscopes
Tagged mirror symmetry, rose window, Rotational symmetry
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rosettes with glide reflection
For a rosette of pfold rotational symmetry you have an equivalent to the glide reflection symmetry of a fries. It is a rotation by an angle of π/p around its center together with a reflection or rather inversion at r=1. … Continue reading
Posted in Anamorphosis, Kaleidoscopes
Tagged anamorphosis, rose window, Rotational symmetry
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Combinations of mirror symmetries
We now create rosettes with combinations of the two mirror symmetries. We can put them in “parallel” or in “series”. In “parallel” means that the rosette has both symmetries at the same time and thus the mapping functions have to obey … Continue reading
Posted in Anamorphosis, Kaleidoscopes
Tagged image processing, mirror symmetry, rose window, Rotational symmetry
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Rosettes with another mirror symmetry
Symmetries are important for design because they determine the overall appearance of an image. Rotational symmetry without mirror symmetry makes a dynamical image, whereas additional mirror symmetries give a more static appearance. Generally, an image becomes more abstract if we … Continue reading
Posted in Anamorphosis, Kaleidoscopes
Tagged anamorphosis, kaleidoscope, mirror symmetry, Rotational symmetry
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Rosettes with mirror symmetry
The program for making rosettes offers many possibilities and it is difficult to find something to aim for. As a guide we can use symmetries. Mirror symmetry at the xaxis is a simple example. It makes that the image remains unchanged … Continue reading
Posted in Anamorphosis, Kaleidoscopes
Tagged image processing, mirror symmetry, programming, rosette, Rotational symmetry
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