I’ll add mandala like renderings, if I can figure out how, in a comment on this in a bit.
To be clear, I’m starting with the rather brilliant work shared by others and modifying it to make it export friendly and to (potentially) make it a bit more GF friendly:
Moving on from simple geometry, I modified Simon Woods’ answer on the above StackExchange question to generate thousands of random mandala like patterns. Each file is named mandala-N-M-#. The N is the # of features around the circle (i.e. 2 circles, 2 pointy bits, whatever) and the M is the # of circles of mandala like patterns generated (i.e. 10-5-# means there are 10 copies of each feature around 5 circles of different features). The # is just a placeholder; for each combination of copy + circle, I generated 10 different examples. Each zip contains SVG for one particular N value where there are 2 generated files for each M.
If someone can clue me in as to how to share 3GB of SVG, you’re gonna have a blast scrolling through the full set of algorithmic mandalas! There are some real surprises in there. Including lack of symmetry in some cases!
These are great @bbum. You obviously went through a great deal of effort to generate these. I will enjoy going through the very large file and picking out a few fabulous ones to do something with. Thanks for sharing.
Am still going through the very large file - saving those I like and discarding those I don’t (I have limited space left on my laptop). I tend to like the ones that are perfectly geometric (is that the right way to say this) and have an inner symmetry to them.
Ooh… that sparked an idea. I bet I can make the generator recurse a bit. So, instead of a ring of circles, you’d end up with a ring of circles of circles. Then, I can add regular polygon to the pathing so you end up with, say, a triangle or hexagon with circles of circles at the points.