Using Matlab to generate families of similar Attneave shapes.

  title={Using Matlab to generate families of similar Attneave shapes.},
  author={Charles A. Collin and Patricia A. McMullen},
  journal={Behavior research methods, instruments, & computers : a journal of the Psychonomic Society, Inc},
  volume={34 1},
We present a program for Matlab that quickly generates Attneave-style random polygons and families of similar polygons. The function allows a great deal of user control over various aspects of the shape generation process. It also has the ability to detect and eliminate shapes that do not match a variety of user-entered parameters regarding the lengths of the shapes' sides, vertex angles, and topological form. The function eliminates the time-consuming task of generating such shapes by hand and… CONTINUE READING