This fucking fractal...
It actually started out as a silly joke. But then I just worked on it way
too hard for that. On one hand, it was cool because I was really "in the zone," had tons of ideas for little subtle details I could add to it, never really felt artistically stuck, etc—and I even managed to tone down the hilarious, aggressive ugliness of the initial versions. On the other... well, it's still weird and probably won't be to most people's tastes, and I spent ages
trying to solve this super finicky layer placing problem (and never really succeeded, actually), and I'm really not sure that this silly thing was worth all that toiling, in the end. There was one point where I lost some work on it due to a computer crash and I even reconstructed everything to the best of my memory. Ughhhhhhhh.
Meant to be a joke, ended up as a ~60 layer monstrosity which required a calculator to do properly. Oops.
This is also my entry for *heavenriver
's Aperiodic Tiling Challenge! I'll probably make a second entry and then it'll be back to your regularly scheduled negmandel, I think.
Ultra Fractal monthly Challenges Redux - Vol. 33What are these UF challenges?
How do challenges work and how can I participate?
Can I help promoting the challenges in some way?
What if I have an idea for a future challenge?
You can find all this information and more in the Ultra Fractal challenges FAQ, which is also part of our very first UF challenge, the one for February 2011.
If you already know the rules, then you're good to go - read on for this month's challenge!
You can find all of the previous challenges in this journal. Please keep in mind that the challenge rules changed after the 26th edition!
Now we can go on with the last challenge's results, and then I will introduce this month's challenge to you all.
Here is the