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Square-Pinwheel Tessellations (Flat & Curved) | by Daniel Kwan
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Square-Pinwheel Tessellations (Flat & Curved)

To conserve my uploading restrictions for the month, I've combined all 4 relevant photos for this into one (I strongly advise using the larger view, especially if you expect to see the CP).


Top left: CP's for both the flat version and the curved version.

Top right: Flat version backlit.

Bottom right: Flat version not-backlit

Bottom left: Curved version


(Flat version folded from 3" white kami, curved version from 8.5" square printing paper)


This evolved as s 4-sided version of this:


Getting the angles to work out was actually much more confusing than I had anticipated (though this was probably much amplified because this was my first square-based tessellation). Look at the flat-cp to see the use of weirdly oriented right-isosceles triangle twists. Also note the grid of 19ths; it needs an odd number the way I have it set-up.


I used splines to generate guesstimated curves for the 3-D version, but in reality the curves should probably all be elliptical arcs.

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Taken on August 3, 2008