If at first you don’t succeed…

Try 79 more times.

With just a couple of sets of equations you can create a leaf like this:


But figuring out the right equations, now that’s the trick. In case you’re wondering why it’ll probably take me a number of months to accurately model my beard (thanks Brian Buckley) here are my 80 attempts to model a leaf from my backyard.


The black is the “final” leaf (when I gave up). You can click this picture for a higher quality render.

Just an example of some of the “behind the scenes” work that’s going into the Fractal Book (specifically Chapter 2). Happy fractalizing!

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One response to “If at first you don’t succeed…

  1. The final version is the best! I’m so glad you hung in there for 80 tries.

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