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geometry: wet


DNA on 10th — street art, wayfinding and font


thermodynamics + art

Explore the land of Neradia and meet the snowflake named Arenh Jerrus of Bosmen in the wintertime tale In Silico Flurries: Computing the world of snow,
a Scientific American "SA Visual" story about beauty, imagination and machine learning by Jake Lever and myself.

It's Snowing in my CPU — a Snowflake catalogue

Art is science in love.
— E.F. Weisslitz

Go ahead, meet some snowflakes.

loqeula
rusers
shancel
machon
refin
chini
muoasxa


Somewhere in the world, it's snowing. But you don't need to go far—it's always snowing on this page. Explore light flurries, snowflake families and individual flakes. There are many unusual snowflakes and snowflake family 12 and family 46 are very interesting.

But don't settle for only pixel snowflakes—make an STL file and 3D print your own flakes!

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Show a random flake or a random flake from this family.

snowflake arrolu

name arrolu
gender boy
family 2
hex 20, 42
t-SNE 80.4, 151.2

ρ vapor mass 0.6285852214 1.00   83%
κ freezing 0.0205586563 1.13   83%
μ melting 0.1138517938 1.20   85%
γ melting 0.0000598657 –1.17   16%
α attachment 0.3225776076 1.35   90%
β attachment 1.2342764665 –0.05   62%
θ attachment 0.0051917234 –1.15   4%
n growth steps 7595 –0.28   55%

The flake's ranking relative to other flakes with respect to each parameter is shown as a z-score (`(x-\mu)/\sigma`) and percentile.

snowflake files and resources

Download the snowflake's runfile.

Generate STL file for 3D printing.

high-resolution snowflake images

These are the original simulation images. Each snowflake was grown on a 800 × 800 hexagonal grid.

cartesian grid


hex grid


cartesian grid with vapor


hex grid with vapor