# Directory `graphics/pstricks/contrib/pst-marble`

**README**

# pst-marble v. 1.6

# 2019/05/10

Source: pst-marble.tex, pst-marble.sty, pst-marble.pro Author: Aubrey Jaffer Maintainers: Jürgen Gilg, Manuel Luque Info: Draw marble-like patterns with PSTricks License: LPPL 1.3c

# Short description

The mathematical fascination with *ink marbling* is that while rakings across the tank stretch and deform the ink boundaries, they do not break or change the topology of the surface. With mechanical guides, a raking can be undone by reversing the motion of the rake to its original position. Raking is thus a physical manifestation of a homeomorphism, a continuous function between topological spaces (in this case between a topological space and itself) that has a continuous inverse function.

The package comes with 15 predefined *basic actions* like:

- drop
- line-drops
- serpentine-drops
- coil-drops
- normal-drops
- uniform-drops
- concentric-rings
- rake
- stylus
- stir
- vortex
- jiggle
- wriggle
- shift
- turn

Also some *spray-actions* (post-marble actions) like:

- normal-spray
- uniform-spray

Also a *shadings* option to generate shading effects (post-marble actions)

With these commands one can create quite artistic marble-like patterns following the rules of fluid mechanics.

Download the contents of this package in one zip archive (20.8M).

## pst-marble – A PSTricks package to draw marble-like patterns

This is a PSTricks package to draw marble-like patterns.

Package | pst-marble |

Home page | http://people.csail.mit.edu/jaffer/Marbling/How-To |

Version | 1.6 |

Licenses | The LaTeX Project Public License 1.3c |

Copyright | 2018–2019 Aubrey Jaffer |

Maintainer | Aubrey Jaffer Manuel Luque Jürgen Gilg (deceased) |

Contained in | TeX Live as pst-marble MiKTeX as pst-marble |

Topics | Graphics PSTricks Graphics use |