|Starting the fractal tiling process ... |
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The "Diamond Eye" is a fractal that I snuck into the book at the last minute as a small pagespace-filler without a title or figure number (on page 31). As a result, it's probably too small to see properly.
At first sight, this fractal looks like a fairly intricate (but unsignificant) crystal growth pattern with two competing seed types (in this case, clusters of horizontally- and vertically-aligned diamonds).
Here’s what you end up with when you’ve carried out so many stages that you effectively have a single, solid, frozen block (click to enlarge).
|Fractal Rhombic Mesh|
|Rhombic Koch Snowflake (interior and exterior)|
The internal network of cross-crossing diamond-ey shapes are still a bit distracting, so we’ll delete one of the two components. We’ll delete all the vertical diamonds and leave just the horizontals.
|Rhombic Koch Snowflake (exterior only)|