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Other Tiles

Of course, you're not limited to the tile concept either. Here we construct two pebble shapes by taking a lattice of four points, displacing them and then creating a smooth shape by rounding the edges. Then we just layer one on top of the other.

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We can keep the Kolomyjec theme we developed above and use the pebble as the tile. Here, MakeAPebble makes a pebble shape whose distortion is proportional to a given parameter. As in the previous work, we'll make the amount of distortion proportional to the distance from the center.

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Artlandia features a set of standard crystallographic tilings that make for a vast set of possible wallpaper configurations. You'll almost certainly never get bored playing with them all.


Converted by Mathematica      September 24, 1999

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