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Insert Fractal

Embird Embroidery Software Tutorial

This tutorial shows how to insert Fractal embroidery design into Editor.

Tip: See also tutorial about filling empty area in/around embroidery design or color areas of background image with Fractal Fill.

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

2 - Select "Insert > Fractal" menu (Picture No. 1).

1. Select "Insert > Fractal" menu in Editor

3 - Choose the type of fractal (Picture No. 2). Various types are available - bushes, space filling curves and fractal objects. The total size is given by currently selected hoop size.

2. Choose the type of fractal

There are several parameters available:

Tip: Change some parameter and after a short while watch the Preview box to see how it affects the final result. In some cases these previews are interactive - they allow to change the focus of applied fill pattern modification with click in Preview box to move the red focus cross - e.g. for "Fish Eye" transformation.

Type - Choose fractal type. Click ... button to select fractal type from grid, allowing also to search by name.

Distance - Specify the length of "turtle" step used for drawing the fractal. The larger number ususal means less details and less stitches.

Stitch Length - Specify the stitch length.

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

Round corners, Smoothing filter, Crook - Apply various kinds of filters to obtain more organic form of fill.

Decoration - Apply chosen decoration element.

Transform - Apply chosen transformation (Scale, Fish Eye, Skew, 3D).

Check pictures below showing various fractals:

3. "Bushes (5)" fractal

4. "Bushes (1)" fractal

5. "Bushes (2)" fractal

6. "Bushes (14)" fractal

7. "Rings" fractal

8. "Penrose" fractal

9. "Hex-7-b" fractal

10. "Hilbert 1 Curve" fractal

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Embird is modular software for computerized machine embroidery digitizing, quilting and customization

Developed by BALARAD, s.r.o. company since 1997