PlaneGroups 1.1

Steffen Weber 1996

(page last modified September 2,1996)

This program displays two-dimensional wallpaper-type patterns by using the symmetry operations of the 17 crystallographic spacegroups of the plane. To create a pattern you can use the integrated motif editor for drawing a structural unit, which is then used to build up the pattern by selecting a plane group.

Check also my Java applet JWallpaper


Screen Example

main features


Integrated Motif Editor


release notes

first release on August 30,1996
overlay of symmetry elements and group info not implemented yet

update from September 2,1996
- random mode for generating random patterns
- interrupt drawing with ESCAPE-key

download PLANE GROUPS (60Kb)