Hyperbolic Mobius

Home • Gallery • Tutorials • Download • Purchase • Site Map
 

Hyperbolic Mobius Examples

Fractal: Hyperbolic Mobius

Blue Steel Medallion
Hyperbolic Mobius 01

Fractal: Hyperbolic Mobius

Blue Steel Tapestry
Hyperbolic Mobius 02

Fractal: Hyperbolic Mobius

Bronze Age Art I
Hyperbolic Mobius 03

Fractal: Hyperbolic Mobius

Bronze Age Art II
Hyperbolic Mobius 04

Fractal: Hyperbolic Mobius

Bronze Age Art III
Hyperbolic Mobius 05

Fractal: Hyperbolic Mobius

Bronze Age Monument
Hyperbolic Mobius 06

Fractal: Hyperbolic Mobius

Selene
Hyperbolic Mobius 07

Fractal: Hyperbolic Mobius

Dusk
Hyperbolic Mobius 08

Fractal: Hyperbolic Mobius

Selene's Tapestry
Hyperbolic Mobius 09

Fractal: Hyperbolic Mobius

Selene's Chariot
Hyperbolic Mobius 12

Fractal: Hyperbolic Mobius

The Nemean Lion
Hyperbolic Mobius 13

Fractal: Hyperbolic Mobius

Metallic Lace I
Hyperbolic Mobius 18

Fractal: Hyperbolic Mobius

Metallic Lace II
Hyperbolic Mobius 19

Fractal: Hyperbolic Mobius

Metallic Lace III
Hyperbolic Mobius 20

Fractal: Hyperbolic Mobius

Titan I
Hyperbolic Mobius 21

Fractal: Hyperbolic Mobius

Titan II
Hyperbolic Mobius 22

Fractal: Hyperbolic Mobius

Helios
Hyperbolic Mobius 23

Fractal: Hyperbolic Mobius

Phaethon
Hyperbolic Mobius 24

Fractal: Hyperbolic Mobius

The River Okeanos
Hyperbolic Mobius 25

Fractal: Hyperbolic Mobius

Aureole of the Sun
Hyperbolic Mobius 26

Fractal: Hyperbolic Mobius

The Gates of Helios
Hyperbolic Mobius 27

Fractal: Hyperbolic Mobius

Hypnotic Brass
Hyperbolic Mobius 28

Fractal: Hyperbolic Mobius

Hyperion and Theia
Hyperbolic Mobius 29

Fractal: Hyperbolic Mobius

Seven by Three
Hyperbolic Mobius 30

Fractal: Hyperbolic Mobius

Titan III
Hyperbolic Mobius 31

Fractal: Hyperbolic Mobius

Titan IV
Hyperbolic Mobius 32

Fractal: Hyperbolic Mobius

Bronze Leaf Twist
Hyperbolic Mobius 33

Fractal: Hyperbolic Mobius

The Heliades
Hyperbolic Mobius 34

Fractal: Hyperbolic Mobius

Sun Tapestry I
Hyperbolic Mobius 35

Fractal: Hyperbolic Mobius

Sun Tapestry II
Hyperbolic Mobius 36

Fractal: Hyperbolic Mobius

The Steeds of Helios
Hyperbolic Mobius 37

Fractal: Hyperbolic Mobius

Winter's Star I
Hyperbolic Mobius 38

Fractal: Hyperbolic Mobius

Winter's Star II
Hyperbolic Mobius 39

Fractal: Hyperbolic Mobius

Gossamer at Dawn
Hyperbolic Mobius 41

   

The Hyperbolic Mobius examples display a fractal generated using the Orbital Equation Mobius Patterns (see Mobius Patterns (page 1), Mobius Patterns (page 2), and Mobius Patterns (page 3) for examples) in the context of the Symmetry Transformation Hyperbolic Tiling - Orbital.

Note the following:

Example [p,q] Tiling
Hyperbolic Mobius 01 [4,5]
Hyperbolic Mobius 02 [4,5]
Hyperbolic Mobius 03 [4,6]
Hyperbolic Mobius 04 [4,6]
Hyperbolic Mobius 05 [4,6]
Hyperbolic Mobius 06 [4,6]
Hyperbolic Mobius 07 [4,6]
Hyperbolic Mobius 08 [4,6]
Hyperbolic Mobius 09 [4,6]
Hyperbolic Mobius 12 [4,6]
Hyperbolic Mobius 13 [4,6]
Hyperbolic Mobius 18 [6,5]
Hyperbolic Mobius 19 [6,5]
Hyperbolic Mobius 20 [6,5]
Hyperbolic Mobius 21 [6,5]
Hyperbolic Mobius 22 [6,5]
Hyperbolic Mobius 23 [6,5]
Hyperbolic Mobius 24 [6,5]
Hyperbolic Mobius 25 [6,5]
Hyperbolic Mobius 26 [6,5]
Hyperbolic Mobius 27 [6,5]
Hyperbolic Mobius 28 [6,5]
Hyperbolic Mobius 29 [6,5]
Hyperbolic Mobius 30 [7,3]
Hyperbolic Mobius 31 [7,3]
Hyperbolic Mobius 32 [7,3]
Hyperbolic Mobius 33 [6,5]
Hyperbolic Mobius 34 [5,4]
Hyperbolic Mobius 35 [6,5]
Hyperbolic Mobius 36 [6,5]
Hyperbolic Mobius 37 [6,5]
Hyperbolic Mobius 38 [6,4]
Hyperbolic Mobius 39 [6,4]
Hyperbolic Mobius 41 [4,6]

See the section Hyperbolic Tiling - Orbital below for an explanation of the [p,q] notation used in the table above.

Transformation 1 is used to shape the fractal into the base tile used for the hyperbolic tiling. I recommend that you do not change Transformation 1.

Transformation 2 is applied after the Hyperbolic Tiling - Orbital symmetry transformation to alter the shape of the hyperbolic tiling. In the remaining sections, when I refer to Transformation 2, I will use Identity, but you should use the transformation for the example you are working with. Note that for some of the examples, Transformation 2 is very complicated, making use of a set of complex transformations to form the final image. For those examples,  I recommend that only advanced users try to change Transformation 2.

Performance

The examples are based on the Hyperbolic Tiling - Orbital symmetry transformation. There are a few properties associated with the symmetry transformation that are related to quality and also affect performance. When you are exploring, you can improve performance by adjusting these properties on the symmetry transformation's properties page.

Select the symmetry transformation's properties page:

General
    Orbital / IFS / Strange Attractor
        Symmetry Transformation: Hyperbolic Tiling - Orbital
            Properties

The border of the Poincare disk represents infinity with respect to the hyperbolic plane. As the tiling approaches the disk border, the polygons get smaller and smaller. The Epsilon value determines how close to get to the Poincare disk border when generating polygons. Smaller values of Epsilon close the gap between the disk image and the true border, resulting in a smoother edge on the disk. However, this also results in many more polygons near the border which can greatly increase processing time. I recommend using an Epsilon of 0.01 for experimentation and then reducing the Epsilon to 0.001 for images you want to save.

Hyperbolic Tiling - Orbital

The Hyperbolic Tiling - Orbital symmetry transformation replicates a base fractal over the hyperbolic plane represented by the Poincare disk in such a way as to form a hyperbolic tiling pattern. The Poincare disk is a model for hyperbolic geometry that maps the hyperbolic plane onto the unit disk. The Hyperbolic Tiling - Orbital symmetry transformation has options to control the tiling. The most important of these are the Hyperbolic Tiling Options named p and q. A [p,q] regular tiling of the hyperbolic plane maps a hyperbolic polygon with p sides over the hyperbolic plane such that q polygons meet at each polygon vertex. For example, a [4,5] regular tiling maps 4 sided polygons onto the hyperbolic plane such that 5 polygons meet at each polygon vertex. A regular tiling of the hyperbolic plane exists if and only if (p-2)*(q-2) > 4. So, for example, a [4,5] tiling is possible but a [4,4] tiling is not.

The Hyperbolic Tiling - Orbital symmetry transformation requires the base fractal to have N-way rotational symmetry, where N = p/Math.GCD(p,q). The Math.GCD function returns the greatest common divisor of the given arguments. If the fractal does not have N-way rotational symmetry, it is injected into the fractal automatically by the symmetry transformation. The following table gives a few examples:

p q GCD(p,q) N = p/GCD(p,q)
3 7 1 3
3 8 1 3
4 5 1 4
4 6 2 2
4 7 1 4
4 8 4 1
5 4 1 5
5 5 5 1
5 6 1 5
5 7 1 5
5 8 1 5
6 4 2 3
6 5 1 6
6 6 6 1
6 7 1 6
6 8 2 3
7 3 1 7
7 4 1 7
7 5 1 7
7 6 1 7
7 7 7 1
7 8 1 7

Normally, the entire fractal is replicated over the hyperbolic plane to generate the tiling. However, if you check Restrict Domain, the fractal is clipped to the central polygon of the tiling and only the part of the fractal inside the central polygon is used to tile the plane. If you check Restrict Domain, the places where the fractal intersects an edge of the central polygon should be symmetric about the edge midpoint since the polygon is rotated 180 degrees about each edge's midpoint to generate the tiling. This requirement can be ignored if you select the Reflect option which reflects about each edge rather than rotating about each edge midpoint.

The Order and Dihedral options in the section labeled Hyperbolic Tiling Attractor Symmetry Options can be used to inject additional rotational or dihedral symmetry (i.e., reflective symmetry about the X axis) into the attractor, if desired. Also, if the attractor exhibits rotational symmetry with an order higher than N or has dihedral symmetry, you can set these options to match the attractor symmetry to improve the efficiency of the fractal generation.

The Shape option can be set to Disk, Strip, or Ring. The Disk setting is the default and results in a [p,q] regular tiling of the hyperbolic plane mapped to the unit disk. The Strip and Ring settings cause additional transformations to be applied that change the resulting shape. Each of these settings enable the Order option that controls the complexity of the shape. For the mathematical basis for these settings (and more), see the pages Conformal Models of the Hyperbolic Geometry and Artistic Models of the Hyperbolic Geometry by Vladimir Bulatov.

The Show Inversion option, if checked, applies a circle inversion transformation to the disk to display the tiling outside the disk as well. The Weight option controls the weight assigned to points generated outside the disk and the Separation option controls the gap between the inside and outside of the disk.

The Scale Factor and Rotation options are applied to the base fractal before the fractal is replicated to form the hyperbolic tiling. The Scale Factor option is used to scale the fractal up/down. For the best results, the fractal should be about the size of the central polygon of the tiling. Check Normalize to scale the fractal relative to the central tile (i.e., the unit disk is scaled to fit just within the central polygon), otherwise the scale factor is applied directly to the fractal. The Rotation option rotates the fractal. By changing the Scale Factor and Rotation options, you can produce many different tiling designs from a single base fractal.

The border of the Poincare disk represents infinity with respect to the hyperbolic plane. As the tiling approaches the disk border, the polygons get smaller and smaller. The Epsilon value determines how close to get to the Poincare disk border when generating polygons. Smaller values of Epsilon close the gap between the disk image and the true border, resulting in a smoother edge on the disk. However, this also results in many more polygons near the border which can greatly increase processing time. I recommend using an Epsilon of 0.01 for experimentation and then reducing the Epsilon to 0.001 for images you want to save.

The Power, Factor, and Decay options control the weights assigned to the polygons that make up the tiling. Power is used to concentrate more/less points near the disk border. Factor is used to concentrate more/less points in central polygon. Decay is used to reduce point density variation within the polygons.

The base fractal should fit entirely inside the unit disk. Parts of the fractal outside the unit disk are discarded.

Play with the Symmetry Transformation Properties

You can change the properties that define the hyperbolic tiling symmetry transformation.

Select the symmetry transformation's properties page:

General
    Orbital / IFS / Strange Attractor
        Symmetry Transformation: Hyperbolic Tiling - Orbital
            Properties

Epsilon controls how close to get to the Poincare disk border when generating polygons and was discussed above in the Performance section.

Change the properties on this page to control the hyperbolic tiling. See the section Hyperbolic Tiling - Orbital above that describes these options. I recommend you play with the options Shape, Order, Show Inversion, Separation, Scale Factor, and Rotate.

Important: The Hyperbolic Tiling - Orbital symmetry transformation requires the base fractal to have N-way rotational symmetry as described above. Consequently, the values for p and q should be based on the rotational symmetry present in the base attractor. For example, if the base fractal has 4-way rotational symmetry, the values you choose for p and q must be such that 4 is a multiple of N (i.e., N would need to be 1, 2, or 4). Based on the table above, choices for [p,q] would include [4,5], [4,6], [4,7], [4,8], [5,5], [6,6], or [7,7].

Change Transformation 2

You can apply a transformation to the orbit point after applying the symmetry transformation.

To apply a transformation to the orbit point after applying the symmetry transformation, select the Identity transformation's page:

General
    Orbital / IFS / Strange Attractor
        Transformation 2
            Identity

Change the Based On property to select a transformation and then open the transformation's properties page (found under the transformation in the page hierarchy), and play with the transformation's properties. See Transformation Support for details.

 

Copyright © 2004-2016 Hilbert, LLC
All rights reserved