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Se le nota en la voz, por dentro es de colores (Si te vas, Extremoduro)

This is a gif generated with 25 plots of the Fermat’s spiral, a parabolic curve generated through the next expression:

where is the radius, is the polar angle and is simply a compress constant.

Fermat showed this nice spiral in 1636 in a manuscript called Ad locos planos et solidos Isagoge (I love the title). Instead using paths, I use a polygon geometry to obtain bullseye style plots:

Playing with this spiral is quite addictive. Try to change colors, rotate, change geometry … You can easily discover cool images like this without any effort: