Sunday, October 09, 2011

A pentagonal tree

Here is a fun tree.  The basic pattern starts with a single pentagon that branches into two smaller pentagons that in turn branch into smaller pentagons etc.  The right pentagon is dark the left is light.  This simple rule makes some interesting patterns in the tree: notably, the two lower branches that are horn like and only one colour.

I stop the shrinking at some cut off mark which preserves the leaf like appearance of the polygons. This makes the edge a little less regular and thus more tree like.  I may play around with a little with a slightly less symmetric choice for shrinking the polygons.

I may also perfect this image later so that it doesn't suffer so much from pixelation.So much to do so little time.

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