Artist Dolf Veenvliet [macouno]has released a very nice series of patterns, all created in Blender. These patterns all find their origin in the 11 possible regular, and semiregular polygon tesselations. They are inspired by for instance the work of MC Escher, and the tilings in the Alhambra, and AlcÃ¡zar in southern Spain.
I have been creating designs, and specifically patterns for years now. I've been in to them ever since my time at the art academy, well over a decade ago. Last year I started working on new tesselations using Blender. I'd used Blender for years before, but never for my patterns.
Turns out, Blender is great for it! Linked objects and bezier circles are wonderful design tools.
You may remember I've been writing, and giving away python scripts for Blender through the www.alienhelpdesk.com website for years as well, and people always respond in the most positive way. The same goes for the Petunia model I made for the 2007 Blender Conference Animation Festival. Someone even made a paper version of it recently!
This has made me rethink my old attitude to my art. I've been spoonfed the idea that you need to always protect your copyrights, and source files all through my education, and professional life. But giving things away is much more fun, and in the end also more rewarding!
So after a long long think I decided to release all my pattern files under a creative commons attribution license. Now anyone is free to download/use them for whatever they want, as long as they credit me as the source/creator.
I hope there's a few people out there that will enjoy playing with the files, and I can't wait to see the results!