Pavimenta: A Photo Tiling Tool

António Salgueiro
Proceedings of Bridges 2011: Mathematics, Music, Art, Architecture, Culture (2011)
Pages 515–518 Short Papers


It is well known that there are seventeen wallpaper groups, that generate distinct tilings of the plane. Some of the famous Escher drawings are based on these groups. The Pavimenta program [2] uses these seventeen groups to generate tilings of the plane using fundamental regions taken out of any image. Its ease of use makes it straightforward to create surprisingly beautiful tilings.