Complex constructions based on symmetry breaking in simple three dimensional IFS
Philip Van Loocke, Yannick Joye. Complex constructions based on symmetry breaking in simple three dimensional IFS. 'Description of interface between Visual Basic and Microstation'. In: Generative Art 2005.
A method is proposed in which iterated function systems are combined with non-linear tree projections. A form is initialized by a linear tree which projects to the attractor of an iterated function system. Curvature fields are associated with the line segments of the tree, by which a non-linear, three-dimensional form is obtained. Then, a method is proposed that breaks the symmetry of the resulting form at different levels. After symmetry-breaking, an operation of symmetry restoration can be applied in order to obtain forms in which branches converge to a limited set of points.
 Van Loocke, Ph. (2004), Data visualization with fractal growth, Fractals, 12(1), 123-136