# KaleidoPaint is now on Android!

The Android version of KaleidoPaint is finally finished and publicly available. I would like to share this spectacular and free app with the group Broug Atelier for Islamic Geometric Design.

# Which symmetry group to use?

Deciding which symmetry group to use for a specific design can be hit and miss. And try again. You can narrow it down Continue reading

# Symmetry Group Pm – alternating parallel mirrors

This symmetry group is the last one for me to tackle. It has been a year since I started tessellating again, since I found the KaleidoPaint iPad app. Continue reading

# Symmetry Group P6m — Perfect Snowflakes

It’s been a year last week, since I started drawing with the KaleidoPaint iPad app. I was avoiding this P6m symmetry group because of the tight space for drawing within and the abundance of mirrors. Continue reading

# Symmetry Group Pg — For all Soccer Fans

This symmetry group uses two parallel glide reflections. The glides can be either vertical or horizontal. Continue reading

# Symmetry Group P2

There are only 17 methods to divide the two dimensional surface into true tessellations. These 17 rules were derived from the observation and study of crystallography, a long time ago.   Continue reading

# KaleidoPaint tricks I’ve learned

I am assuming you have read all of the help files within the KaleidoPaint iPad App. It’s not very complicated. Go read it. Continue reading

# Symmetry Group P6

This tessellation is laid out around a matrix of hexagons, a honeycomb. There is one 6 point rotation, one 3 point rotation and one 2 point rotation. Continue reading

# Symmetry Group P1

Most simple of all symmetry systems. A translation of your design both vertically and horizontally. That’s it! Continue reading

# Symmetry Group P3

Symmetry group P3, or 3 rotations through 120 degrees. This is quite a versatile symmetry group, and easy to accomplish. Only two lines to draw the outline of your classic tessellation. Continue reading