I’ve created a Hexagon ‘bitmap‘ that is going to act as a primitive for menu layouts, buttons etc. On top of this ‘bitmap’ primitive I intend to create a kind of hexagon ‘postscript‘ which is an almost ‘Turtle” style language.
First issue with bitmaps, distortion introduced by displacement transformation errors. A 6×4 bitmap will not render the same if it is on an odd X boundary. There is a whole class of these issues depending on the type of hexagon tessellation you are dealing with (flat or pointy). I have the added complexity that I am dropping between dimensions from smaller to larger tessellations and need to translate coordinates between dimensions.
So it was to the hexagon graph paper to work out the general scheme.
Hence my curious tweet.