A DOS-program for drawing and analyzing ornaments.
Written by members of the Algebra Institute, Dresden University, Germany
The Ornament program was originally written for an arts exhibition in 1986.
During that event, hundreds, perhaps even thousands of visitors have played
with this program. Ten years later it became necessary to write a new
implementation, because there is still interest in the program, but the
computer model it was originally written for is no longer available.
The version you find here is the recent one, written by Rüdiger
Krauße. It runs under WINDOWS.
It can be used to draw and to analyze planar ornaments, having one of the
17 two-dimensional crystallographic groups as their symmetry type. It is
interactive, self-explaining, and easy to handle.
- English version:
is a self-unpacking DOS/WINDOWS program about planar ornaments.
You may want to copy the program in a separate folder. When you
start it, two new files will be generated. One is the actual program,
the other is a suggestion for an icon. With the command ORNAMENT
you then can start the program. Enjoy it!
- Deutsche Version:
ist ein selbstentpackendes DOS-Programm zu Flächenornamenten.
Kopieren Sie das Programm in einen eigenen Ordner. Nach dem Aufruf von
ORNAGERM enthält dieser Ordner dann zwei weitere Dateien. Eine davon ist
das eigentliche Programm, die andere ein Vorschlag für ein dazu
passendes Icon. Mit dem Befehl
ORNAMENT können Sie nun das Programm starten.
Created: April 30, 1997. Visited since then:
Rüdiger has removed incompatibilities with high speed microprocessors.
Last modified: Oct 11, 2001.