It’s only available on the “pro” facet of Mandalagaba. Oh yeah, Mandalagaba has been broken down into several facets for the purpose of simplifying and focusing activities. The facet where all the brain hurting stuff goes is the pro one. Pro is where one can draw a “radially symmetrical tessellation recursively”.
I tried to keep the menu simple and icon based but it’s still the most complex. Thankfully we have words to describe all that these things do.
Along with recursion, https://plant.mandalagaba.com is out too, using recursion, symmetries and a newly developed center placement to create plants & trees. This one still needs a bit of polish but the main idea is working. I touched a lot of the core engine of Mandagaba to introduce all this, development went pretty well. It was nice to test the flexibility I gave myself during last Winter’s rewrite for a major feature add.
Pretty fun, the result is less compelling than the experience of making them.
I still have a lot of details to figure out but I almost have recursion nailed. It’s a pretty brutal mental exercise to combine it with the existing radial symmetry & tessellations. As I’ve said before, one of the effects I seek in particular is that of a growing plant. In fact, I plan on dedicating a facet of Mandalagaba to guided drawing for just that. The adjustment of parameters which is very specific for getting a plant will be taken care of, and only the fun parts will remain. A perfect tool for the slacktivists who wants to feel like they’re helping greening up the world while staying glued to their screen.
I sometimes feel bad that so many people find stress, anxiety and even depression relief drawing mandalas on Mandalagaba. I feel like an enabler for giving them such a meaningless escape valve, on a screen at that. As much as I love a plant growing effect, I’m worried people will use it to get their virtual green fix while further removing themselves from nature. Get off your screens, grow an actual plant if you want to grow a virtual one.