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Fractal Fill

This tutorial explains how to fill empty area with Fractal fill pattern. It is also possible to fill color areas of converted background image.

Note: See also Double-click to Fill Empty Area in Editor, Quilt Fill, Redwork Fill, Celtic Knots Fill, and Surprise Me! - Create a new design with only a few clicks.

1 - Run Embird and click "Editor" menu to switch to Editor window.

2 - Open some design using "File > Open" menu, for example open free design "squirrel".

3 - Double click an empty area to fill it with stitches (Picture No. 1).

1. Double click an empty area to fill it with stitches

Double click an empty area to fill it with stitches

4 - Select the "Fractal" type of filling (Picture No. 2).

2. Select Fractal fill type

Select Fractal fill type

5 - A dialog with "Fractal" fill settings will appear (Picture No. 3). Select pattern, change parameters and click "OK" button to fill clicked empty area.

3. Fractal fill settings

Fractal fill settings

Fractal Fill Settings

There are various parameters available, allowing you to create a lot of combinations:

Type - Choose fractal type - fill pattern.

Offset - Specify the offset from outside boundary (i.e. offset from hoop edges in this example) which is not filled.

Bounce - Specify the bounce from cavities (i.e. offset from "squirrel" in this example, because this is cavity in filled area).

Distance - Specify the length of fractal line (turtle step).

Angle - Specify angle of fill pattern rotation, 360 deg means random angle.

Stitch Length - Specify the stitch length.

Layers - Specify the layers (strands of thread) for stitching.

Check pictures below showing various fills:

Fractall Fill Pattern "Hilbert 1"

4. Fractal fill pattern "Hilbert 1", bounce 8 mm

Fractal fill pattern "Hilbert 1", bounce 8 mm

Fractall Fill Pattern "Hex-7-b"

5. Fractal fill pattern "Hex-7-b", bounce 8 mm

Fractal fill pattern "Hex-7-b", bounce 8 mm

Fractall Fill Pattern "Penrose"

6. Fractal fill pattern "Penrose", bounce 8 mm

Fractal fill pattern "Penrose", bounce 8 mm

Image Converted to Stitches

6 - It is possible to convert color areas in background image to stitches and fill them with Fractal patterns (Picture No. 7 and 8).

Note: See also Surprise Me! - Create a new design with only a few clicks.

7. Convert background image to stitches

Convert background image to stitches

8. Image converted to stitches, filled with Fractal "Sierpinski square 2" (offset and bounce are 0 mm)

Image converted to stitches, filled with Fractal "Sierpinski square 2" (offset and bounce are 0 mm)

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