T-square fractal

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T-square fractal

Post by bwisialo » Thu Mar 10, 2016 7:50 am

Another awesome surprise from the lab -- a version of the T-square fractal! :) You get more iterations from the genome if you do one-quarter / one side of the square -- the hypotenuse of the triangle is the side of the square.

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Re: T-square fractal

Post by Alast » Thu Mar 10, 2016 2:01 pm

guess the triangle is a cornucopia of nerdiness :) Looks really cool!
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Re: T-square fractal

Post by bwisialo » Thu Mar 10, 2016 3:20 pm

Here's the square version at 8192 cells, but yep, the base pattern is a triangle. ;) It might be possible to "color in" a solid square block of cells in interesting ways. I've never tried.

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Re: T-square fractal

Post by Alast » Thu Mar 10, 2016 3:37 pm

Ha, I was just thinking of this (the T square). I'm sure a solid square is possible :)
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Re: T-square fractal

Post by bwisialo » Thu Mar 10, 2016 3:54 pm

As a quick experiment, I made all the angles in my T-square genome 90 degrees and I got this. So, yeah, I'd say there's plenty of fun to be had with squares.

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Re: T-square fractal

Post by bwisialo » Thu Mar 10, 2016 8:42 pm

In addition to fractals, you could use Cell Lab to create Morse code messages (dot, dash), or something like a digital punch card (0101) ;)
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Re: T-square fractal

Post by bwisialo » Fri Mar 11, 2016 8:26 pm

This genome is different than the T-square genome in only one child mode setting, which changes the iteration pattern. The pattern would stand out in sharper relief if there were more white cells, but if you look you can see it's a version of an "ice fractal."

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Re: T-square fractal

Post by bwisialo » Sun Mar 13, 2016 12:32 pm

I was able to rearrange the solid block pattern above -- generated by changing angles in the T-square genome -- into a solid block T-square. :) Same genome, with different angle and mirroring settings. I'm thinking that many of the patterns we've explored can be reproduced in solid block form... maybe.

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Re: T-square fractal

Post by bwisialo » Sun Mar 13, 2016 2:16 pm

This is the ice fractal as solid block.

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Re: T-square fractal

Post by bwisialo » Mon Mar 14, 2016 12:31 am

I created a video of the solid block T-square developing to 16,384 cells. Seeing the iterations develop the pattern, and seeing the pattern of tensions and minute displacements among the cells as they settle toward equilibrium, is very cool. The solid square also sharpens the final pattern -- perfect right angles.

The app does not like max cell limits that high.

https://youtu.be/hjaD1MvkVDU
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