Snowflake formation study

This project is an observation based study on snowflake growth, making heavy use of the photography work of Kenneth Libbrecht and Wilson Bently. An binary tree based algorithm was developed to approximate the 2d form of snowflakes by growing 60 degree hexagonal polygons of varying edge lengths.

paper snowflakes

Snowflake growth algorithm

snowflake growth simulation algorithm

Turn a rectangle into a hexagon

10 step instruction to make a regular hexagon