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The pattern below is created by a visual resonance; a term that I have coined since I couldn't find any existing terminology for it. If anyone knows academic name for this effect, please let me know.
The way I created this is by superimposing another layer with 0.9 scale factor to the original one.
Consider, for example, two series of numbers: 0, 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 8, 9, 10 while the other goes like this: 0.0, 0.9, 1.8, 2.7, 3.6, 4.5, 5.4, 6.3, 7.2, 8.1, 9.0. This means that at the beginning they start together and then they diverge a while and converge again, meeting at 9.
The starting point visually means the centre point of the image above and see how rapidly it diverge. Even though I haven't showed here the pattern above will have a region looking the same as the above.
You can try this using honeycomb patterns but ones with different scale factor, though.
As you can see above, there are 3 regions where 2 differently scaled patterns nearly coincide: two at the top & bottom, which are concentric, and the middle one that shows little concentricity.
If you are interested in this sort of stuff, also look at moiré pattern .
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