Snowflake Symmetry Types Gallery


Angel Dance - 2


Hedge - 41


Possibilities - 188


L System Star H - 127


Foliage - 31


Quonset HHH - 74


Railing HHH - 132


Rails HHH - 133


Hexgosper - 161


L System Star P - 128


L-system Tree - 157


Waterfront 1 - 145


L-system Tree 2 - 156


Workplace - 160


Fine Lace - 1


Pinkpetals Q - 66


Sun Squared - 93


Incoming - 98


treeform - 241


Frosty1 - 244


Frosty2 - 265


Smoke Filled Room - 22


Woodwards Assym - 104


Yard - 106


Bearing QH - 108


pods - 180


Gorgeous - 206


October Tree 1 - 227


Scylla and Charybdis - 4


Barb - 8


Cordovan Flox - 20


Cris - 21


Empties - 26


Cross-Sectional - 29


Cool Mint Flavor - 35


Ken - 42


Alley - 45


Lizard Dance - 47


Candy Hearts - 50


Electric Sky - 52


50s Print - 54


Do-Si-Do - 79


Shadow - 82


Ken - 111


Atrium QHH - 115


Atrium QHHH - 116


Thornton Tile - 151


October Tree 2 - 228


Assymetric Toonies - 235


Foliage2 - 264


Bathwall - 10


Brick Circle - 14


Quonset QHHH - 76


Wet Walk - 102


smashed - 124


Escalator QHHH - 126


Puddle And Pole - 130


Summer - 142


Bars - 214


Blue Tiles - 217


Ceiling - 218


Central - 219


Milk Crates - 221


Fall Colors - 224


October Tree 3 - 229


Broken - 250


Treeform - 253


Foliage1 - 254


Wetpath2 - 263


Waterfront 2 - 146


Pink - 231


1940s - 13


Cage - 16


Moorish Tile - 30


Goose - 38


Reflect - 184


Building - 249


Gaol - 36


Grass - 39


Mirror - 60


Pentagonal - 65


Outgrowth - 78


Deceptively Simple - 96


Tree - 97


Woodwards - 105


Chainlink QPP - 110


Tree QHP - 140


Pillars - 144


Centre - 159


Structure - 164


Steel - 173


Thistle - 174


Green - 201


Palm - 230


Toonies 2 - 234


Backpack - 5


Diamond Dasies - 25


Evoving Shapes - 27


Hedge 2 - 40


Mama - 51


Bearing QHH - 109


Heather - 117


Chile 76 QHPH - 125


Path QHPH - 129


Rail QHPH - 131


Armandnav - 147


Cordovan Facade - 148


Thornton Geese - 152


Smoke - 165


Inversion - 168


Bars - 169


Window - 171


Cobbles - 192


Pole - 182


Shop at Dawn - 193


Fallen Leaves - 197


Early Fall - 198


Green 2 Inverted - 199


Green 2 - 200


Mulberry - 202


Ramp - 209


Garden in September - 210


Shadow - 211


Central - 220


Dawn - 222


Lawn - 226


Quarters - 232


Toonies - 233


Toonies - 236


Rogers 2 - 239


Spring Corner - 90


Pink - 119


Bath - 9


Birds on a Wire - 12


Wet Path - 237


Redcar - 247


Reflection QHPPH - 134


Sun Is Coming - 194


Tree - 212


WindowWall - 61


Treeform2 - 256


Treeform - 259


Treeform - 248


Treeform2 - 251


Dusky Daw - 58


Stellar Focus - 63


Pinkpetals QP - 67


Breaking the Surface - 95


Deep Inside - 103


Ent World - 46


Close Encounter - 56


Starburst - 57


Pennsylvania Dutch - 3


Moorish Dome - 19


Dead Tree 1 - 23


Dead Tree2 - 24


The Entrance - 28


Fresh Leaves Assym - 32


Fresh Leaves Blend - 33


Fresh Leaves - 34


Livestock - 49


Puddle - 59


Sharpening Focus - 62


Barb and Cris 2 - 64


Port Entrance - 72


Science World - 80


SFU - 81


Spring - 89


Simple edge - 91


Target QPH - 137


Descend - 163


Hells Gate - 170


Bouquet - 172


Brickflower - 178


Mural - 203


Oil on Water - 204


Cookshack - 18


Texture - 94


VAG Stairs - 100


VAG Stairs 2 - 101


Sluice - 150


VAG1 - 11


Target QPHP - 138


Bench - 190


Blue Rail - 191


Target QPHPH - 139


Byantine Floral - 15


Milky Way - 37


Howard and Pat - 44


Pinkpetals QPP - 68


PinkTree - 71


Organic - 84


VAG - 99


Stair - 120


Main Station - 122


Window QPP - 141


Sky Blend - 85


Sky 1 - 86


Sky 2 - 87


Cafe Window - 143


Shady Bricks - 149


Driveway - 154


Driveway 2 - 155


title - 158


Blinds - 176


Fallen Leaves - 196


Overhead - 195


Rails Asymmetric - 207


Rails - 208


Window Box - 213


Driveway 2 - 223


Colonial Porcelain - 17


Pinkpetals QPPP - 69


Quonset QPPP - 77


Siding - 83


Steel - 92


Wrinkles - 107


Grass - 113


Leaves - 118


Sky QPPP - 135


Skytrack QPPP - 136


Belfry - 153


Pool - 167


BlueCorner 4 - 215


BlueCorner - 216


Flower - 225


rogers - 238


Pillar - 240


Treeform - 242


Frosty - 246


Dawn - 267


Frosty - 261


Redcar - 245


Treeform - 252


Station - 121


Light - 243


Spiral - 88


Plaid - 48


Treeform - 268


Morn - 255


Morn - 266


Puddle 2 - 73


Barb and Cris - 6


Barb and Cris Tiled - 7


Nikstai - 258


Treeform - 257


Skylamp - 260


Dodecagon - 262


Hexagonal - 53


Tangled Web - 55


Quonset HHH Tiled - 75


Empties Tiled - 112


Mama Tiled - 114


Howard and Pat - 43


Pinkpetals Seed - 70


title - 162


title - 166


Park Path - 205


Smashed Tess - 123


Green 2 - qhph - 200
This page shows the snowflakes arranged by symmetry types. I use 6 types; 5 rotational symmetries and a simple translation symmetry

I have q - which stands for quad which is taking a square and then making a mirror image horizontally and lining the squares up and then taking that whole thing and flipping it vertically. This creates a bigger square that is very symmetric arond the centre lines.

I have p - which stands for pent - which involves taking a section of an image that is a 72 degree isosceles triangle that can be rotated and matched 5 times.

I have h - which stands for hex - which is much like pent but uses triangles that can be rotated 6 times by 60 degrees.

I have t - which stands for tri - which is much like pent but uses triangles that rotate 3 times.

I have d - which stands for dec - which is like pent but uses triangles that rotate 10 times.

The images that you see that are over all involve translation where I take snowflakes and fill a plane with them. The hexagonal ones tile a plane perfectly but the pentagonal ones have an aperiodic tiling.

To make the snowflakes I start with a photograph as a seed and then extract and combine chunks repeatedly - the string of characters after the title shows the transformations in the picture and the order they occured in.