These guys use four transformations with simple rotation parameters. All I changed is the scaling factor of the two central transformations and their centers. It shows how the nature and feeling of the image can change dramatically with just a few little parameter changes.
In the mean time, I’ve been playing around with angularjs, plus have been installing laminate floors in my house, and I ran into How to fold a Julia Fractal a few weeks ago. What a fantastic use of 3d at the top of the page, though it doesn’t scroll well on any of my systems. It’s inspired me to rethink my approach for building interactive demos, and the UI of this site. Fun stuff ahead.
This is a companion to the last image, the Dirac Delta Function is moved over to the right and some of the intensity parameters have been punched up a little. These are really starting to resemble the transition energies from atomic orbitals. I’m still on track to add another level of complexity before I start messing with the colors, even though I’m going way far away from my initial goal of trying to replicate a thick paint stroke.
I wasn’t aiming for something this sparse, or this kind of vertical pattern, but it turned out like a more refined version of some of my other experiments. This method is interpolating a function that resembles a Dirac delta function centered at 1/2, the other lines are reflections of that central spike.