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Ornamism

Taking Plankton a step further. As you probably guessed already Ornamism is a fusion of Ornament and Organism. I've upgrade the lines to curves and added more rules how the organisms are allowed to mutate and move. I also created a new render algorithm which creates images of higher quality and has a better performance at the same time.

Even if your computer has sufficient processing power sometimes the patterns get so complex that the refresh rate goes way down - if that happens just create a new organism. And again many of the grown forms remind me of Ernst Haeckel's drawings from Art Forms in Nature which is no surprise as the construction rules are similar to those that can be found in nature

Press any key to grow a new organism (if the applet doesn't react you have to click it once to set the focus).