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Accidental fractal!

PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 2:59 am
by Mort
I was trying to make a tile that would replicate until it filled an area, but I accidentally made a fractal instead!

I can't remember what this fractal is called, but I've definitely seen it before. Thought it was a pretty cool accident, though. It emerged from these rules:

- each tile creates new tiles left, right, up and down
- if two tiles occupy the same spot, both are destroyed

(If I hadn't screwed up, only ONE tile would be destroyed in the second rule, not both.)



http://dl.dropbox.com/u/906550/Construct/fractal.cap

Re: Accidental fractal!

PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 7:38 am
by irbis
hey thats some funky stuff! :D

Re: Accidental fractal!

PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 8:21 am
by newt
Kinda like a Koch, but using pixels instead.
Might be interesting to see that on a canvas.

[url:3tlc604k]http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Koch_snowflake[/url:3tlc604k]

Re: Accidental fractal!

PostPosted: Tue Feb 01, 2011 9:29 am
by Mort
Unintentionally made another:



Can't find either on Google, though! It's weird, I've definitely seen them before. (It does look like the Koch curve, especially the Cesaro version of it, but not quite...)

But I finally got the fill tile working, so that's enough fractal-making for now. :)