A few years ago I saw a book cover of rotating rectangles. It’s so simple yet so mesmerizing. I stared at that book cover for god knows how long - and I didn’t even recall the title of that book. (Ouch.) Later I created my own from memory back home:
Then I thought, square tiling is great, but what if I apply the same design to a hexagonal tiling?
And I liked it.
As the graphic manipulation went on, It seems to get boring as the regular polygon approaches to a circle. So I stopped there.
In the next few years, I was exposed to more mathematical tools, especially the ones on the study of uniform tiling. Acquiring knowledge in mathematics helped me to understand how lattices work. So I decided to carry on the project, and bring it life.
I kept a journal of all my struggles and enlightenments through out the process. I by no means know the best answer to every problem I encountered. These articles are not intent to be a step by step tutorial. I just want share my journey with you, and hope you find it entertaining or useful, and if I may, to solicit some suggestions from you.
Next up: Plotting the Lattice Layout
A little side track: Rounding Corners