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This example, from the homepage, has Heesch type IH61. Only a single edge of the square needs to be deformed. The other 3 edges are rotations of the base edge.

You can download the project file here: bird_ih61.tis . The following zip file contains the project file and the 4 image files: bird_ih61.zip . Note that you must replace the image file names at menu option Tessellation / Load Multi Background by the locations of the unpacked images.

IH61 tessellation 4 backgrounds



This example of Heesch type IH7 shows a tessellation with photographic imagery. The base tile is a non-regular hexagon with 3 pairs of adjacent sides, which have rotational symmetry with a rotation angle between them of 120 degrees.

You can download the project file and the 3 image files: lion_ih7.zip . Note that you must replace the image file names at menu option Tessellation / Load Multi Background by the file locations of the unzipped images.

IH7 tessellation 3 backgrounds



These tessellations are examples of the Four-armed-mirror spiral, made with 1 background image, and with 2 background images.

You can download the project file and the image files: nose_spm1.zip, nose_spm23.zip. Note that you must replace the image file names at menu option Tessellation / Load (Multi) Background by the file locations of the unzipped images.

nose 1 mirror spiral nose 23 mirror spiral



At day 1 of the release of Tissellator Michael J. Maloney installed the program, completed the registration, mastered the program, and created a multi background tessellation.
That appealing tessellation is then used for a throw pillow, as shown in the image to the right.

More work of Michael can be found here.

Michael J. Maloney Escher pillow



A spiral of similar tiles, made from deformed hexagons obeying Heesch type IH1. This picture has been constructed using the overlay technique in Tissellator: load the dog as background image, then fit the outline to the dog’s face, and generate the fractal. Spiral dog IH1



This circle tessellation has Heesch type IH3. Thanks to the glide reflection the mandarin fish “swim” in clockwise direction and counter-clockwise direction. The 4 images show the tessellation rendered with 1 tile, 2 tiles, 3 tiles and 4 tiles. The color scheme feature in Tissellator allows the designer to choose the wanted color pattern of images. Note that the number of images is not limited to four, but unlimited.
The color scheme for the image of 2 tiles is 0 0 0 0 1 1, for 3 tiles it is 0 1 2 0 2 2, and for 4 tiles it is 0 1 1 0 2 2 .
Click on the image for an enlargement.
Mandarin fish color schemes