Hyperbolic tilings


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A Java applet simulating a walk in hyperbolic tiling of the hyperbolic plane.

(please wait, download should take less than one minute)

Explanations : How does it feel to walk on an hyperbolic tiling?

Instructions : click in the disk or on the arrows to move. By letting the shift key pressed, you can fine tune your walk (provided your browser does not intercept the "shift-click"). You can switch between Klein's model and Poincaré's model. These are two very different looking models of the same thing. You can also toggle quality. You can select which tiling of the plane you will navigate in: tiling by regular p-gons, q at each vertices. Last, you can improve performance by lowering the fog value, which corresponds to the maximum hyperbolic distance at which you can see.