It's Snowing in my CPU — a Snowflake catalogue
Art is science in love.
— E.F. Weisslitz
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.
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 with vapor
hex grid with vapor