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Category Archives: Tilings
Trying to understand “Creating Symmetry”
I am struggling with the book: “Creating Symmetry – The Artful Mathematics of Wallpaper Patterns” by Frank A Farris, which I presented in my last post. As a very pedestrian mathematician and programmer I have difficulties with his abstract methods, based on complex … Continue reading
Posted in Kaleidoscopes, programming, Tilings
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Creating Symmetry
Recently I found a very exciting book: “Creating Symmetry – The Artful Mathematics of Wallpaper Patterns” by Frank A Farris. It has many beautiful images and explains the mathematics behind them very well, such that you could do your own work. His … Continue reading
Posted in Kaleidoscopes, Tilings
Tagged Art, generative design, Geometry, kaleidoscope, symmetry
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checkerboard coloring of tiling with 12fold rotational symmetry
At the risk of boring you I am showing the results of the checkerboard coloring as discussed in the last post, but now for 12fold rotational symmetry. Again the stars of rhombs have only one color: All squares have the … Continue reading
checkerboard coloring of quasiperiodic tilings
A long time ago I found a coloring of the rhombs of the AmmannBeenker tiling using two colors such that translations exchange colors, see “twofold color symmetry …“. In particular, there are stars of rhombs of both colors. They define … Continue reading
tired of rhombs ?
Just only rhombs may become tiring. You want to have a quasiperiodic tiling of tenfold rotational symmetry with other tiles ? Well, we can easily find a different decoration of a tiling such as the one shown in “Dualization method … Continue reading
Posted in Quasiperiodic design, Tilings
Tagged Geometry, ornament, Penrose tiling, programming, quasiperiodic Tiling, rose window
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smooth images with the pdfrenderer
The images of the tilings look good on the computer screen but not so if printed out. We do not want to see pixels on paper. We could remedy this using roughly 16 times as much pixels, because the computer … Continue reading
Posted in Extra, programming, Quasiperiodic design, Tilings
Tagged Geometry, pdf, processing, programming, smoothing images
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tiling with rhombs of 12fold rotational symmetry
If we use n=3 in “Dualization method for tenfold rotational symmetry – the code” we get the wellknown periodic tiling with rhombs of 60 degree acute angle and hexagonal symmetry. It is useful for isometric projections, see the geometricon.wordpress.com blog … Continue reading