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 Pmg

Are we ready for another creative brain gym session? These Pmg tessellations are built around two different glide reflections, one mirror, and two rotation points, Continue reading

Symmetry Group Pgg

This symmetry group is one of my favourites, as it uses glides as well as rotations in its construction. No mirrors here, so the tessellated figures do not need to be bilaterally symmetric constructs. Continue reading

Symmetry Group P31m

Symmetry Group P31M can easily be confused with P3M1 which has 3 different mirror reflections. I’ve made the mistake often Continue reading

Symmetry Group P3m1

Images formed in a 3 mirrored equilateral triangle kaleidoscopic shape. Here as well, bilateral symmetry is at play. Three figures reflected in their 3 different mirrors, all 3 lines joining in the middle of the 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

Symmetry Group Cmm

Symmetry Group Cmm, a.k.a., C2mm for us nerds. This is a tessellation built within a 30 / 60 / 90 degree triangle. It has mirrors on the 2 short sides and a two-fold rotation on the hypotenuse.

Symmetry Group Pmm

Group Pmm is also known as P2mm in Peter S. Stevens’ Handbook of Regular Patterns. A four-sided mirrored box. Figures with bilateral symmetry work best in this type of group. Continue reading