# Fractalizing Objects

Fractals are mathematical transformations that simulate the irregularities and patterns in natural shapes, such as coastlines and mountain ranges. When you fractalize a vector object, its outline becomes jagged. You can use the Fractalize command to add a fractal effect to any vector object except dimension objects and Smart Lines. Vector objects Fractalized mountains

#### To Fractalize an Object:

1. Select at least one object and choose Effects | Fractalize.
2. Enter the Wiggle and Density values, and choose Curves or Polygon fractals.
3. Click Apply to preview the effect. Click OK to apply the effect and close the dialog box.

### Fractalize Options

 Wiggle The amount a fractalized path can deviate from the original path. Enter a number between 0 and 20; higher numbers increase the amount of wiggle. Density The smoothness of the fractalized path. Enter a number between 0 and 5. Higher values increase the number of anchor points Canvas X Draw add to the path. Lower densities result in sharper angles. Curves or Polygon Polygon fractals can be jagged and use many anchor points, while curves fractals are smoother and require fewer additional anchor points.

Canvas X Draw fractalizes objects by adding several anchor points to an object’s path. High wiggle and density settings and polygon fractals can add numerous anchor points, which require more memory to print. Lower settings and curves fractals can help to conserve system resources and eliminate problems you might have while printing.

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