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Mandala/Kaleidoscope script?

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enxio27
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Mandala/Kaleidoscope script?

Post#1 by enxio27 » 24 Mar 2021, 19:55


Is there a script somewhere to take a design that is 1/16 or 1/12 or 1/8 of a circle and repeat/flip it radially to make a mandala or snowflake effect? (I know about the script to create mandalas using a person's name, but I want to start with a design, perhaps imported from InkScape or another image.) My goal is to be able to (among other uses) make designs like these (tatting patterns):
Amaziograph Doily.jpg
Amaziograph Doily.jpg # (134.83 KiB) Viewed 334 times (Thumbnail | Recognize | Sq Tile)
Amaziograph Snowflake.jpg
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Amaziograph Square.jpg
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Post#2 by tim » 25 Mar 2021, 15:09


aka Tin

         

Pat625
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Post#3 by Pat625 » 26 Mar 2021, 21:37


Tin, looks like a really nice idea. I have not seen one like that. Your snowflake one is the only one that I know. However, I missed a lot and am not a code person so there could be many. When we were discussing making mandalas, Mahvin and a few others were showing how to take a pie slice of an image and flip it over radially to complete the pie and have a mandala. It was not a script but a tutorial. I'll see if I can find it.

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Post#4 by Krikor » 27 Mar 2021, 13:50


Some options:
Windows - Dockable dialogs - Symmetry Paints.

In G'MIC:
In Deformations there are about 4 varieties of Kaleidoscope.
In Testings there is Joan Rake's Kaleidoscope Layer Cake.

There is also the Filters - Distorts - Kaleidosscope
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Krikor
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Post#5 by Krikor » 27 Mar 2021, 15:50


Taking the second image from post #1 as an example.

Draw 1/12 of the figure.
1-12ofcircle.png
Krikor - 1/12 section
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Then run the plug-in with the option 'Unfold' and voilà, you get your full image.
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FullCircle.png
Krikor - Full circle
FullCircle.png # (359.57 KiB) Viewed 254 times (Thumbnail | Recognize | Sq Tile)
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tim
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Post#6 by tim » 29 Mar 2021, 13:50


Krikor has mastered the "Snow-flake" plug-in
aka Tin

         


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