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'''IFStile''' is a cross-platform (Windows, Mac, Linux, WebAssembly) freeware program that can: | '''IFStile''' is a cross-platform (Windows, Mac, Linux, WebAssembly) freeware program that can: | ||

− | *build any affine directed graph iterated function system (IFS) in | + | *build any affine directed graph iterated function system (IFS) in an Euclidean space of arbitrary dimension (as 2D or 3D section) |

*fully automatically find interesting fractal shapes, rep-tiles, multi-tiles, irreptiles, carpets, dragons, etc | *fully automatically find interesting fractal shapes, rep-tiles, multi-tiles, irreptiles, carpets, dragons, etc | ||

− | *extract boundary of self-affine tiles as directed graph IFS | + | *extract the boundary of self-affine tiles as directed graph IFS |

− | *compute | + | *compute dimensions of the boundary of self-affine tiles (numerically and analytically) |

*export and import Fractint IFS format, export Apophysis .flame format | *export and import Fractint IFS format, export Apophysis .flame format | ||

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*create and save 3D mesh | *create and save 3D mesh | ||

− | + | The program uses a special rendering algorithm that can unveil complex structures of the fractal. | |

− | When you save rendered image to PNG format, program automatically | + | When you save a rendered image to PNG format, the program automatically |

− | saves all parameters (IFS, palette) inside PNG, | + | saves all parameters (IFS, palette) inside the PNG, |

and you can load such PNG to the program to restore your workspace. | and you can load such PNG to the program to restore your workspace. | ||

## Latest revision as of 06:33, 12 November 2019

**IFStile** is a cross-platform (Windows, Mac, Linux, WebAssembly) freeware program that can:

- build any affine directed graph iterated function system (IFS) in an Euclidean space of arbitrary dimension (as 2D or 3D section)

- fully automatically find interesting fractal shapes, rep-tiles, multi-tiles, irreptiles, carpets, dragons, etc

- extract the boundary of self-affine tiles as directed graph IFS

- compute dimensions of the boundary of self-affine tiles (numerically and analytically)

- export and import Fractint IFS format, export Apophysis .flame format

- effectively zoom IFS fractals

- render high resolution images (with batch rendering)

- render keyframe animation

- create and save 3D mesh

The program uses a special rendering algorithm that can unveil complex structures of the fractal.

When you save a rendered image to PNG format, the program automatically saves all parameters (IFS, palette) inside the PNG, and you can load such PNG to the program to restore your workspace.

Online Manual

Simple Plane Tiling Tutorial

Animation rendered using IFStile [1] [2]

## Download:

Latest version: 2.2.2.1

**Setup (64 bits) for Windows 7 and higher**

**Portable version (64 bits) for Windows 7 and higher**

**Portable version (32 bits) for Windows 7 and higher**

**Disk image for macOS 10.9 and higher**

**Binary tarball for Linux (Ubuntu 12+, CentOS 6+, etc)**

Supported browsers:

- Chrome for Desktop 74+ (and other Chromium-based)

Other browsers: in the address bar navigate to the following link and enable:

- Chrome for Android:
**chrome://flags/#enable-webassembly-threads** - Firefox (Desktop and Android):
**about:config?filter=shared_memory**

## External links

- Rep-tile [3]
- Self-Similar Tiles and Related Figures [4]
- Tilings Encyclopedia [5]
- Fractal Curves [6]
- Rep-tiles [7]
- Mathmagic [8]
- Mathematical Tiling-Tessellation [9]
- Reptiles - The Poly Pages [10]
- Lots of Substitution Tilings [11]
- An algebraic framework for finding and analyzing self-affine tiles and fractals [12]