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Decorations of semiregular tessellations
In the last posts I have shown kaleidoscopes that make repeating images in Euclidean, spherical and hyperbolic spaces. They are decorations of regular tilings. But what about semiregular tilings? Could we decorate them too using mirrors? This would give us … Continue reading
Posted in Kaleidoscopes, Tilings
Tagged hexagonal lattice, kaleidoscope, mirror symmetry, Tessellation
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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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images with 5fold symmetry and color change indicating selfsimilarity
And now for more images with 5fold rotational symmetry and color change derived from selfsimilarity as discussed in “selfsimilarity and color modification“. Zoom in to see the molten watch faces in this image: Here I used the portrait of a … Continue reading