Snowflake Symmetry Types Gallery


Angel Dance - 2


Hedge - 41


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


Smoke Filled Room - 22


Woodwards Assym - 104


Yard - 106


Bearing QH - 108


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


Outgrowth - 78


Do-Si-Do - 79


Shadow - 82


Ken - 111


Atrium QHH - 115


Atrium QHHH - 116


Thornton Tile - 151


Bathwall - 10


Brick Circle - 14


Quonset QHHH - 76


Wet Walk - 102


smashed - 124


Escalator QHHH - 126


Puddle And Pole - 130


Summer - 142


Waterfront 2 - 146


1940s - 13


Cage - 16


Moorish Tile - 30


Goose - 38


Gaol - 36


Grass - 39


Mirror - 60


Pentagonal - 65


Deceptively Simple - 96


Tree - 97


Woodwards - 105


Chainlink QPP - 110


Tree QHP - 140


Pillars - 144


Centre - 159


Structure - 164


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


Spring Corner - 90


Pink - 119


Bath - 9


Birds on a Wire - 12


Reflection QHPPH - 134


WindowWall - 61


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


Cookshack - 18


Texture - 94


VAG Stairs - 100


VAG Stairs 2 - 101


Sluice - 150


VAG1 - 11


Target QPHP - 138


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


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


Station - 121


Spiral - 88


Plaid - 48


Puddle 2 - 73


Barb and Cris - 6


Barb and Cris Tiled - 7


Hexagonal - 53


Tangled Web - 55


Quonset HHH Tiled - 75


Empties Tiled - 112


Mama Tiled - 114


Howard and Pat - 43


Pinkpetals Seed - 70


title - 162


Smashed Tess - 123


WindowWall - qhtht - 61
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.