Chaotica 0.48 for WindowsDownload for Windows 32/64bit: http://chaoticafractals.com/chaotica_0.48_win_noncommercial.zipChaotica 0.48 for Windows1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This release is mainly a bugfix release for the 0.47 beta, with many improvements to the user interface fixing issues such as the fractal not scaling when you changed resolution, imaging settings being spuriously reset and not saved properly etc. Hopefully it's a bit more friendly to use now It'll still crash if you try to restore state without having the original params loaded, that'll be fixed in the next release.
Another important change in this build is restored native support for bipolar, thanks to code `XyrusWorx provided from Apo7X15C beta 3. I'm hoping the small difference in handling the divide by zero and negative log etc will finally enable full compatibility - please test this and report if something looks wrong!
* Changed copyright to Glare Technologies Ltd.
* Added Glare Tech's Winter scripting language (not exposed yet)
* Added batch rendering
Apophysis 7X 15C - Hotfixes!I have compiled a few hotfixes for the recent 15C release:Apophysis 7X 15C - Hotfixes!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
+ Fixed the MT renderer - was not properly reading transform opacity values
+ Fixed render log - was showing "32 bit integer" still
+ Changed the default settings so they comply with UAC-enabled systems
+ Fixed loonie variation code - had potential division by zero
+ Added scripting back in 32 bit-version - waiting for TMS to deliver 64 bit-support
+ Added a few one-click helper scripts to simplify things like settings reset and running 7X lite
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Apophysis 7X Console Renderer - UPDATE 2For all the techies (and animators) out there: I have something for you! I present: a console interface for Apophysis 7X! Now you can easily batch, script and stack your renders. Here are some core features:Apophysis 7X Console Renderer - UPDATE 21 year ago in Personal More Like This
Stable multithreading for single-, dual-, quad-, hexa- and octa-core systems
Render your flame files as if they were a set of keyframes (like with Apophymator) - even with different amounts of transforms per flame
Make use of automatic plugin downloading (and the massive heap of new built-in variations)
Experience faster rendering through optimization of the rendering core
This build features a set of variations which were built-in from existing plugins (to reduce the need of .DLL plugins):
- log (derived from *zy0rg's logn plugin; includes the "base" variable)
- epispiral (derived from *cyberxaos' Epispiral plugin; corrected name to be all-lowercase as defined by the naming convention)
- bwraps (derived from bwraps2; removed the "2" in the name)
Isolating Structures In MB3DHow to clean up your image background ~Isolating Structures In MB3D3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Wow. I haven't done a journal in ages. I thought I would share a little trick for getting a nice clean background when you want to isolate a structure in Mandelbulb 3D. Why? Because sometimes the structures behind the main focus of your image or the main structure are either just small repeats of the main structure, or they are fragmented and in one way or another just not as interesting. Or the background might bury the foreground object in detail or draw attention away from what you really want the viewer to focus on. People strive for a lot of detail, and that's fine, and sometimes it works. But often I find that there's no main focus to frame your point of view. (Edit: I forgot to mention this is made using Mandelbulb 3D version 1.8.2 and I fixed a few typo's!)
Sometimes you're able to focus on the foreground structure through clever use of fog, lights and depth of field settings. Nothing wrong with that either, so this is just another
Apophysis 7X 15C - Hotfixes #3Two things changed:Apophysis 7X 15C - Hotfixes #31 year ago in Personal More Like This
+ Added color curves dialog
+ Fixed plugin recognition routines. Variations, which were already built-in were loaded anyway which lead to an "Access Violation" storm in the editor. Thanks again ~morphapoph for tracking the origin of the problem in such a masterful way!
The color curves dialog is very simple and straight forward. Works like the one in Photoshop. Or Chaotica. Or GIMP...and it's not perfect. It's a new feature and maybe a bit bugged. But we'll see how much better it gets over time
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A few common Apo7X15C problems and their fixesI get an error about Apophysis7X.rand and/or Apophysis.undo when I start ApophysisA few common Apo7X15C problems and their fixes1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It's a Vista/7-issue which spawned after using Delphi XE2 as the main compiler (since 15C) You have multiple possibilities:
1. Right click the Apophysis shortcut or EXE-file and select "Properties". Go to the "Compatibility" tab and check "Run as administrator". Try again.
2. Copy your Apophysis folder to the desktop (or "My Documents") and try running it from that location.
3. Go to the control panel and disable UAC ("User account control")
A permanent fix is on the way.
I get a crap ton of access violations when I open Apophysis and/or the Editor window
My assumption is that there is an incompatibility in your settings. Reset them the following way:
1. Exit Apo, hold the Windows-Key and hit "R" on your keyboard. Enter "regedit" and hit return.
2. On the left side, browse to "HKEY_CURRENT_USER\Software" and find the folder "Apophysis 7X".
3. Right click that folder and click "Delete".
Apophysis 7X 15C - Installer available nowI have made an installer for Apophysis 7X 15C available at xyrus-worx.orgApophysis 7X 15C - Installer available now1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Please be aware that this installer is for Microsoft Windows only. It comes in two versions: for the 32 bit and the 64 bit version of Apophysis 7X 15C. The two versions can be installed side-by-side. Even in a single folder (but be careful - you might not want to uninstall the 32 bit version if you have the 64 bit version in the same folder so I recommend keeping the folders separate)
Unlike for the ZIP-package, 32- and 64 bit version do not come in a single file!
Currently, the german, italian and chinese language packs are shipped with the installer. The other language packs are outdated and for the vanilla version 7x15 only.
The 32 bit-installer offers you to install a collection of DC-plugins as well as two sample scripts. Please mind that upon uninstallation, these plugin .DLL-files will be removed even if they were there before. This also app
Update for Mandelbulb 3D - v1.8.3Jesse has released an updated version of Mandelbulb 3D - v1.8.3!Update for Mandelbulb 3D - v1.8.310 months ago in Personal More Like This
Download it from FractalForums at: http://www.fractalforums.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=43
In Jesse's own words;
"Please read the textfile in the archive for a short documentation.
If this version does not work with Win2000, i can only say sorry, dunno why!
USE ONLY SAME PROGRAM VERSIONS TO CONTINUE ANIMATIONS OR BIG RENDERINGS DUE TO COLOR OR LIGHTING CHANGES! ALSO FORMULA UPDATES CAN CHANGE RENDERINGS!
What is new in version 1.8:
- New compiler, new look.
- Transparency option in postprocessing, amount of it in object colors.
- Stereo function is more accurate.
- New diffuse map options for object coloring.
- Saving also the internal image buffer along with M3I.
- Addition option for lighting like intensity for all lights and background
image, usage of downscaled background image for ambient color.
- Drag&drop Png files with internal parameters and textfiles with txt pars
Memorial DayToday, we honor America's real heros.Memorial Day1 year ago in Personal More Like This
For love of country, they accepted death.
True heroism is remarkably sober, very undramatic. It is not the urge to surpass all others at whatever cost, but the urge to serve others at whatever cost.
They served, and died, so that we might live, FREE.
In their honor, we must always cherish and passionately guard the LIBERTY they died defending..
Just a little reminder of what Memorial day ia ll about.
Thank you for your sacrifice....
Colors of the SunColors of the Sun1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Summer is almost here!
This feature of some of my favorites that represents the colors in the sun.
Hope you enjoy.
Please visit the galleries of these fantastic artists.
Sold a Print and Some AbsenceI just sold this print !!!Sold a Print and Some Absence1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I am presently preparing to make a 1,000 mile long distance move and I will not be around a lot the next month or so. I will be checking in here and there, but will most likely have to delete the devs in the stacks and will not be able to answer all comments. I will give it my best shot, but if you do not hear from me, then know this is why. I have so little time and so much to do.
Many thanks to all of you that support me and have given me faves, new to watching me, and for the point donations to keep my group :#only-wallpapers: a super group for an additional year. All of this is very much appreciated. Thank you!!
Will be in touch!
Apophysis 7X 15C - An IntroductionCheck out this intro video for 15C All the new features explained!Apophysis 7X 15C - An Introduction1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Apophysis 7X - 15DI finally managed to upload an update for Apophysis 7X. In version 15D, I added support for 64-bit plugins and scripts in the 64-bit version plus some bugfixes for both versions.Apophysis 7X - 15D8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Go grab it on Apophysis-7X.org!
Apophysis 7X 15C - Hotfixes #2!An updated version of Apophysis 7X15C is hitting the servers right now. The changes are:Apophysis 7X 15C - Hotfixes #2!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
+ Added possibility to specify a custom plugin path for the 32 bit version
+ Fixed bipolar variation (wrong constant used in preparation routine - M_2_PI is not 2 * PI. Thanks, Fred!)
+ Fixed "X"-button next to the search field
+ Fixed a memory leak in the renderer
+ Changed the 32 bit version to use 32 bit-floats (instead of double precision = 64 bit floats) which results in less memory use in the 32 bit version and higher image quality in the 64 bit version
+ Changed Chaotica integration so that 64 bit Chaotica is enforced if 64 bit Apophysis is running
I'm sorry for the update frequency but that's how it is in the first days after a new major release! People are actively tracking bugs and report the results to me. And I fix them and release hotfixes Once we - as a community - tracked down all the (not so hidden) bugs, the update frequency will drop to normal again
As usual, the download
Lots of new stuff: JWildfire V0.44 releaseJust released JWildfire V0.44.Lots of new stuff: JWildfire V0.44 release1 year ago in Personal More Like This
All of the numerous changes belong to the fractal flames generator T.I.N.A. , this release is some kind of "consolidation release". Complete list of changes:
- resolution and quality profiles for the main editor and the interactive renderer
- quality- and resolution-profile-editor
- quality- and resolution-related settings removed from the Preferences-window
- randomize color keyframe position in the random gradient generator to create more interesting gradients
- use gradients of random size in the random flame generators
- "From Editor"/"To Editor" buttons to quick exchanging from fractals between the editor and the interactive renderer
- rudimentary statistics display in the interactive renderer
- automatically clear the screen in the interactive renderer
- the interactive renderer also now respects the quality setting (from the render profile) and does not "overrender" as quickly as before
- take into account the real density while tonemapping an imag
The Surrealist XI“Art is the most intense mode of individualismThe Surrealist XI8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
that the world has known.” -- Oscar Wilde
Off-Site ResourcesOff-Site ResourcesOff-Site Resources2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Freeware List of Free Fractal Program
Includes links for: Mandlebrot 1.5, Fractal Explorer 2.0+, Mandlebrot Explorer 3.0, JAME 6.0+, PixelPlay 1.0, Sterling(ware)2 1.7, Mandlebrot Set Plotter 3.0, endlos 1.0, XaoS 3.1, Sierpinski Fractal 1.1, ChaosPro 3.1
Apophysis Program made for Windows 7 by `XyrusWorx Updated as of November 2012
Ultra Fractal - A fractal rendering program. There are many tutorials available on the site and on DA. Updated 2011.
Polyfractalisation - Inside the Mind of an Apophysisist. Great Tips and tutorials by ~IDeviant
Agony - A fractal Program by ~kelbv Updated 27 February 2011
Final-Transform fix for 15DHey guysFinal-Transform fix for 15D6 months ago in Personal More Like This
I know it's been some time but I'm having hell of a release going on here. So I just didn't came to check on what's wrong with the saving of final transforms. I finally made it so that I'm not there 7am to 10pm every day. This means: it's fixing time.
To provide you with an acceptable solution, I just reverted the behavior of FXes to the one of 15C. So that you at least get to use 64 bit plugins / scripts AND final xforms
Here it is: http://download.xyrus-worx.org/apophysis/apo7x-15d_hf1.zip
It's a patch so just replace the EXE files in your installation. If you didn't update yet, you can with this. In this case, you also just replace the EXE files. Remember the release notes from the original 15D package, though. It contains valuable information on how to use 64 bit plugins and compile multi-architecture plugins (32/64) from existing and new plugin code.
See you soon
Merry ChristmasA little funyy for christmasMerry Christmas1 year ago in Personal More Like This
A few days after Christmas, a mother was working in the kitchen listening to her young son playing with his new electric train in the living room. She heard the train stop and her son said, "All of you sons of bitches who want off, get the hell off now, cause this is the last stop! And all of you sons of bitches who are getting on, get your asses in the train, cause we're going down the tracks."
The mother went nuts and told her son, "We don't use that kind of language in this house. Now I want you to go to your room and you are to stay there for TWO HOURS. When you come out, you may play with your train, but I want you to use nice language."
Two hours later, the son comes out of the bedroom and resumes playing with his train. Soon the train stopped and the mother heard her son say, "All passengers who are disembarking from the train, please remember to take all of your belongings with you. We thank you for riding with us today and hope your
Apophysis 7X 15CI have here a preliminary release of Apophysis 7X 15C. The following changes have been made:Apophysis 7X 15C1 year ago in Personal More Like This
+ Added log (from logn - included the variable log(n)_base)
+ Added polar2
+ Added cross
+ Added wedge
+ Added epispiral
+ Added (pre-/post-)bwraps
+ Added blur_circle
+ Added blur_zoom
+ Added blur_pixelize
+ Added (pre-/post-)falloff2
+ Added splits
+ Added separation
+ Added bipolar
+ Added loonie
+ Added escher
+ Added scry
+ Added ngon
+ Added foci
+ Added lazysusan
+ Added mobius (the one with Re_A, Im_A... - variables)
+ Added (pre-/post-)crop
+ Added elliptic
+ Added waves2
+ Added auger
+ Added pre_spherical
+ Added pre_sinusoidal
+ Added pre_disc
+ Added post_curl
+ Removed linear3D (the 3D-linear is now simply called "linear")
+ Changed all variations which were in Apophysis before so that they are 3D-aware. This means that all variations PRESERVE the z-position of their points instead of resetting it to zero like before. Your 3D parameters likely need tweaking HOWEVER I added
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Lend Me A Kitten - Fine Art PhotographyMikey has been featured on Fine Art PhotoblogLend Me A Kitten - Fine Art Photography1 year ago in Photography More Like This
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