Fractal pattern for a butterfly wing

Wen Kai Dai, Ruei Chuan Chang*, Zen-Chung Shih

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The texture pattern of a butterfly wing is very complicated but beautiful. We propose a new and effective procedural texture generation approach using the traits of iteration behavior to synthesize the texture patterns of a butterfly wing realistically. Based on the traits of the iteration process, the graphical behaviors near and between attractive fixed points can model the pattern of eyelike spots and riverlike bands, respectively. Some realistic wing patterns are presented to show the effectiveness of this method.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)177-187
Number of pages11
JournalThe Visual Computer
Issue number4
StatePublished - 1 Apr 1995


  • Dynamical system
  • Fractals
  • Iteration
  • Newton's method
  • Texture

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