Sunday, June 30, 2013

Jungle snowflakes

To make up for my disappointment in the aztec pattern, I quickly made this one.  It's a quick screen capture so it's not a great image but it shows the pattern.  I'm not really sure if I've made this one before.  I don't think it's worth making a better image though.  If I did, I would probably find better colours so I wouldn't have to put "jungle" in the title....

Saturday, June 29, 2013

Aztec pattern

Somehow this pattern reminds me of something Aztec.  I'm not sure why but it probably has to do with the 3-way symmetry and the number of lines...  The program that constructed this one was a bit tricky to get the ordering of the construction so that it came out right.

On a second pass I believe that the decoration I put in the middle of the large hexagonal patterns actually falls a bit shy of making a full connection...pity.  It has suddenly become so mush less attractive to me.  :(

Just pentagons

This one is a result of me playing around with a subset of my original pent program.

pent {
  sides 5
  ifon none {
    paint blue
    5 {
      create pent
  } {}

I'l probably play some more with the gaps that surround the central pentagon some more.

Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Square and Triangle Sunburst

I was attracted to this pattern because it's simple shapes lead to an interesting structure.  Like similar patterns, this one can be constructed with easily understandable wedges.  In this case, there are 12 wedges that are connected to the central dodecagon (comprised of the hexagon, 6 triangles, and 6 squares).  Each narrow wedge is constructed from alternating layers of triangles and squares.  One way to spot a wedge is to look for the squares with the same orientation.  I chose to include the layer with 4 squares to make the wedge construction clearer.

Perhaps, it best as a polygon doodle (in Tileland).  Breaking the patterns can be as much fun as making them...

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