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Generator of superformula 3D plot


Updated 21 Mar 2018

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The superformula is a generalization of the superellipse and was first proposed by Johan Gielis.
Gielis suggested that the formula can be used to describe many complex shapes and curves that are found in nature. Others point out that the same can be said about many formulas with a sufficient number of parameters. Gielis, Johan (2003), "A generic geometric transformation that unifies a wide range of natural and abstract shapes", American Journal of Botany 90(3): 333-338,

Created by Giuseppe Cardillo

To cite this file, this would be an appropriate format: Cardillo G. (2006). Superformula Generator 3d: a GUI interface to trace a 3d plot of the parametric Gielis Superformula.

Comments and Ratings (2)

Daniel Lopes

Thanks! It helps a lot!
The rendering is quite slow though ...


deep code restyling, github link

Changes in description

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New features added (superroses and superspiral).
New improvement to avoid crashes.

I improved the M-Lint suggestions

MATLAB Release Compatibility
Created with R2014b
Compatible with any release
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