The Scale tab allows one to increase or
decrease the size of the tiles depending on the row and column
position. The following options are available to scale tiles:
Scale X, Scale Y:
Scales each tile in terms of percentage. A random factor
can be added.
Exponent: Scale each tile with an
exponential factor. The nominal scaling S becomes
Base: Used to create a logarithmic spiral
along with Rotation. The nominal scaling S
unless base is one in which case scaling
remains unchanged. Use a value less than one for a converging
spiral and a value greater than one for a diverging spiral. A true
logarithmic spiral would use a base
of e = 2.718 (or
1/e = 0.368).
See the Tile Tricks section for examples.
Alternate: Alternate scaling up and
scaling down tiles.
Cumulate: Scaling is cumulative.
The Scale tab of the Tile Clones dialog.
A P1 symmetry tiling with a negative scaling. There is an
−15% x scaling for each column and a −15%
y scaling for each row. The scaling is
a percentage of the base tile bounding box. The spacing between
the center of adjacent tiles remains fixed.
A P1 symmetry tiling with a cumulative negative scaling.
There is a −10% x scaling for each column and a −10% y
scaling for each row.
There is also a −5% x shift for each column and a −5% y shift for each row.
The Cumulate box is checked for both x and y.
A general rule is that to keep scaled tiles just touching, specify a
cumulative shift that is half of the scaling (in percent).