Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with us!March 17th is traditionally known as St. Patrick's Day, a time to celebrate the Irish, feast, and enjoy all things green. It commemorates Saint Patrick, the patron saint of Ireland. Among numerous achievements, St. Patrick banished all snakes from Ireland, at least according to legend. Today, there are parades around the world to celebrate the day. And for many, St. Patrick's Day is a reminder that spring is on its way!Celebrate St. Patrick's Day with us!3 years ago in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
But, of course, there's more to Irish culture than green, clovers, and good luck. One of the many interesting traditions of the Irish culture involves the Blarney Stone, found at Blarney Castle outside of Cork. Visitors come from all over the world to participate in the castle's famous
Giga-mega-uber-feature!! MwhahaaMy premium membership is going to expire soon and I doubt it is worth extending it for some time. Who knows lol. Anyway, here is a big feature from some of my recent and not so recent faves.Giga-mega-uber-feature!! Mwhahaa1 year ago in Personal More Like This
There's no theme this time, randomness ftw!
PS: It sucks writing thumbnail journals, I cannot edit the last few thumbnails, so srry for the misaligned ones...:/ meh.
Celtic Christian Cross by BeatrixSardonyx
Mandelbulb 3D at DeviantArt and Thanks!Like so many I have become fascinated with Mandelbulb 3D. I use other fractal programs but put most of my time into exploring Mandelbulb 3D. I have to thank a lot of people who have supported my work and given a helping hand with Mandelbulb 3D. However a special thanks goes to Hal Tenny who with his awesome art and tutorials has gotten a lot of artist into Mandelbulb 3D. Here is a small sampling of some of my favorite Mandelbulbs found on DeviantArt.Mandelbulb 3D at DeviantArt and Thanks!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
by :icondsynegrafix: by :icongrahamsym: :iconlen1: by :iconundead-academy: by :iconmoonhigh: by :iconbib993: by :iconsteveabell: by :iconkpekep: by :iconlightbulbmoon: by :iconaureliuscat: KomputerKonstruktion II by MarkJayBee by :iconmarkjaybee: The absentminded philosopher by MANDELWERK by :iconmandelwerk: The Great Machine by EyesOfAcheron by :iconeyesofacheron: The Bots of Andoan by GypsyH by
OUTSTANDING fractals for APRIL!!:iconfireworkplz: Below is a sample of OUTSTANDING Fractals for the month of April. We have so many wonderful and talented artists here that it is always difficult to choose the best of the best.:iconfireworkplz:OUTSTANDING fractals for APRIL!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconfireworkplz: I hope you will enjoy looking at these pieces as much as I did selecting them......It would be nice if you also take time to visit the profiles of these gifted artists, you will certainly be inspired just as I have been:iconfireworkplz:
A heart a day.... by Gerda1946Welcome...Come On In. by Artico621Grow by FractalDesirecharisma by GLO-HEMini Arc En Ciel by DigithalieApo3D-130323-3 by androceusCopper Flower by twinx85Ars Futur by Xyrus-02Pollinate by PlatinusLiberally Snickering by caffe1neadd1ctApo multiplied diamond by ivankorsarioEpic Perspective by Artico621Red lines by Astrantia01Ary Vine by BarocioSplit by FractalDesireExcuse Me by MzKitty45601Process of self destruction by FractalDesirePrisms by DeTeaStray Cats Strut by ciokkolataMigratory by fractalheadGregorian by FarDareisMaiSilky Smooth by SuicideBySafetyPin:thumb363092084
Outstanding Fractals For MARCH 2013:iconlovewhiteplz: There are SO MANY fantastic fractals submitted in this month of March.....that choosing the best of the best was really difficult!:iconlovewhiteplz:Outstanding Fractals For MARCH 20132 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconlovewhiteplz: I hope that you will enjoy looking at these wonderful beauties as much as I did selecting them. Please do take the time to visit the pages of some of these fine examples and leave a comment......we ALL appreciate it when some one cares enough to write a word or two about our art.....so make someone's day, choose a favorite or leave a comment:iconlovewhiteplz:
Blood Stains by tataszValley of Dreams by ChazagirlEvent Horizon by Steelflex274The Hive by aRTWORKbYgnbARNESShadow. by KondratijPied by SuicideBySafetyPinMarbles on a fractal plane by FractalDesireJUNGLE JAM by buddhakat9Just A Little Curious by SjerZshiny glass creations by Andrea1981GSN Sierpinski 1 by AkuraPareApopotamus by nemitodeMarch Purple 2013 by Frankief:thumb361203898:Dark Waves Wednesday by GraphicLiaApo23-03-13 by DigithalieOne of These Days by JahPickney:thumb3602641
Mandelbulb 3D version 18.104.22.168 Beta available now!Hey folks!Mandelbulb 3D version 22.214.171.124 Beta available now!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Jesse has just released a new Beta version of M3D; v126.96.36.199 test.
As ever, it's available for free download from FractalForums.com at:
What's new in the 188.8.131.52 test version:
A rather spiffy looking new interface and, in Jesse's own words:
"Some beta testing is needed because of compiler upgrading;
the changes belong to the internal light model, more options
for the diffuse map, panorama camera mode, stereo options.
Some issues should be solved, many new ones to find!
It is just the executable, you can take all directories with files
from the previous version - v184.108.40.206 - if you need them, or adjust
the ini-dirs to the existing ones.
Note: the new stereo options must be used from the same starting
parameters to work properly, I will change this for easier handling.
For now you have to undo the parameters or reload default ones".
Please bear in mind that this is just the executable, so if you are
A new 'Toy' for M3D!!Hi guys!A new 'Toy' for M3D!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
First off; let me wish you all a - slightly belated! - Happy New Year!
Now, to the point; I recently discovered - via Kronpano's :iconkronpano: excellent piece 'Sierp Hilbert Construction Site': http://fav.me/d72bcaa that it's possible to create interactive 360 degree images of M3D - and doubtless also Mandelbulber and Frag - pieces.
The process uses a facility provided by 'fieldofview.com', which is accessible through a Flickr account. I personally have never been a great one for making vids of my M3D creations, so finding this feature was like manna from heaven for me!
Basically, you'll have to have, or open a Flickr account: http://www.flickr.com/ to upload your images to. As most of you will be aware, M3D has a 360 degree view option within the Navigator; use this to create your panoramic 'base' piece.
To work best, the 'horizon' should be positioned in the exact centre of your image. This will avoid any unwanted distortion. If you are using a background image
Contest: 2ND ANNUAL-ish Deviation Title Contest!!!UPDATE: The contest is now closed until August 1st when the winners will be announced. Good luck to all who played!!Contest: 2ND ANNUAL-ish Deviation Title Contest!!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Every deviation (in my humble opinion) deserves a great title - that is the idea behind this contest....
Participation is simple - note me a deviation title (not one that you have used before) - something you just made up - something clever, funny, thought provoking, dark, existential, inspirational....whatever....include as many as you wish in a note to me...and note me as many times as you wish, if you think of more later!!
IMPORTANT: please be notified that if one of your titles is picked as one of the winners, you are giving me permission to use it as the title for one of my fractal manipulation submissions (you will get credit as a collaborator on the submission, and you can post the piece as well!! - no worries there!!)
When the contest submission date rolls around, a few well-chosen friends and I will take a couple of weeks to pick the top 3 submissions
The Dreaded Artist's BlockThe Dreaded Artist's Block...and Ways to Overcome it . :iconscaredplz:....The Dreaded Artist's Block1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Artist's block might not fit exactly into the "Artist's Toolbox" week, but we all know about it, we all have probably
experienced it, and we all hope it will never come our way again.
When a person is sick in body, eating is sometimes the LAST thing we want to do. But it is necessary to speed our way
to recovery. In the same way, the ideas I would like to set before you may seem like trying to eat something
when you are sick...but these steps may hasten the end of your artist's block. :iconimdeadplz:
And really, you have nothing to lose in trying these suggestions!
1. Put DOWN your instrument of art...paintbrush, pencil, pen etc...and go O
Mandelbulb 3D version 1.8.9....with Volumetrics!VOLUMETRICS in M3D!!!!Mandelbulb 3D version 1.8.9....with Volumetrics!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yep, you read right folks - the new version of M3D now has the facility to render
volumetric light! This will add a whole new level of potential creativity to what is
already a superb piece of fractal software!
As always, get your free download from FractalForums at: http://www.fractalforums.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=47
In Jesse's own words:
"Not sure if this release is too early, but someone might use it for the FractalForums
contest so here it is....and I need some rest!
Please look at the readme for some explanations for the new volumetric function.
What is new in version 1.8.9:
- Volumetric light option.
- Some issues fixed.
- Changing between relative and absolute light angle for global lights preserves the
- Formula update, some sine approximation adds with more options."
I suspect that we'll be seeing a lot of amazing lighting effects over the next few weeks!
Saying Goodbye UpdateJust an update to let you know that arrangements have been made for Gary's funeral on Tuesday. If any of his friends would like to leave condolences they can do so at the link below.Saying Goodbye Update2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I would like to thank all of you for your kind words and I have shared all of the journals and tributes with Gary's family. I am sure they brought some comfort during a difficult time for them.
It would be absolutely awesome if all of you who posted here would go to the link and leave condolences for Gary and his family. I would love to see a vast outpouring of love for a true friend.
No need to leave an additional comment here unless you feel you want to! Check out his photo from a healthier time. He was quite the handsome DUDE!
Thanks so much,
It is with a heavy heart that I post this journal. It is always hard to say good bye to an old and trusted friend, and so much harder when it comes about so suddenly and unexpectedly. Many of my f
Mandelbulb 3D version 220.127.116.11c TestFileHey folks!Mandelbulb 3D version 18.104.22.168c TestFile3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Jesse has updated the latest Beta version of M3D; v22.214.171.124c testfile.
It's available for free download from FractalForums.com at: http://www.fractalforums.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=40
In Jesse's own words, in the 126.96.36.199c Test version:
"Some beta testing is needed because of compiler upgrading,
the changes belong to the intern light model, more options for the diffuse map,
panorama camera mode, stereo options.
Some issues should be solved, many new ones to find!
It is just the executable, you can take all directories with files from the previous
version if you need them, or adjust the ini-dirs to the existing ones.
Notice: the new stereo options must be used from the same starting parameters
to work properly, I will change this for easier handling. For now you have to undo
the parameters or reload default ones.
Notice2: in version 188.8.131.52 I changed it to an absolute behaviour, but there are some
issues with hard shadows and/or reflections that are no
Mandelbulb 3D v184.108.40.206 complete prog released!Heads up - again! - folks!!Mandelbulb 3D v220.127.116.11 complete prog released!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Jesse has released an updated version of Mandelbulb 3D v1.8.8, and it's..... v18.104.22.168!
As always, it's available for free download from FractalForums.com at: http://www.fractalforums.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=46
What's new in version 22.214.171.124:
- After parameter changes in the navigator, the zoom could be infinite when walking.
- Added drawing on image function in the color adjustment window. (see html readme)
- Some minor changes.
- Bugfix + speed increment of ABoxSmoothFold formula.
Basic html readme included
- Fixed some issues in the navigator and lighting.
- 'Smooth' option when calculating only one hard shadow.
- New but slow Monte Carlo rendering method: 'M.C.' button in 'Utilities'.
- Author names can be inserted into the parameter, look in 'Infos' tab.
- Support for loading 48 bit PNG maps and background pics.
- Exchanged the png unit with the old one because of reported saving
Creature Feature Winners!Even though often judges find themselves in a tough spot when the actual judging of a contest comes around, I can honestly say that this one was tougher than most contests I've had the honor of sitting on the panel. This time, it was a close race, that after the first round of judging still left everything open.Creature Feature Winners!4 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Please take a look at the entries - I'm pretty sure you'll be able to see what I mean
Anyhow, enough with the babbling and on to announcing our winners!
What Lies Beneath by Kechake
Some more images from her gallery include:
Beware The Chamengler by ArtSail
Some more images from his gallery are:
Inspirational Feature Vol. 1850 Captivating Examples of Bokeh PhotographyInspirational Feature Vol. 182 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Drops in Bokeh by 89-RAW-89
procreation by werol
lights.camera.action by JeanFan
passers-by's hearts by leilaaaaah
White Night by MartinStranka
Wedding 5 by OkTaYBiNGoL
.tonight we have the stars. by kyokosphotos
Attempt At Flight by Lilyas
drops by LusPhotography
Magic by stardixa
water bubble. by magnesina
oo.oo.oo by zeenon
Jar of Hearts by iNeedChemicalX
What's it like there outside by esmahanozkan
Galaxy by imveryconfused
Prophecy II New Dreaming by Sortvind
Autumn Bokeh by snak
Sleep walking.. by SachaKalis
R a i n t o u c h e d by MarcoHeisler
Interstellar by x-a-e
Animals, Plants and Nature Spotlight Vol. 72A2Matos'sAnimals, Plants and Nature Spotlight Vol. 721 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Spotlight Vol. 72
Animals, Plants and Nature
Japanese Garden | Portland
Sunset over Geographe Bay
Weekly FeatureWeekly Feature3 years ago in Personal More Like This
A blue day by DanielleMiner Dream World no.3 by mekemee
The cutest off them all by IceRyder Toby by SkyeMarree
Fall is Falling by TaksArt First Snow Fall by ToryHartley
winter horse by emozya The First snow on nose by Wolf-dog
little cat by saliyalein Lemmiwinks the Dwarf Hamster by ShelleyVPhoto Sleep my little prince. by morningcoffeebreak
Frozen apples by blackmaster111
Latest SubmissionsThe Devil's BridgeLatest Submissions3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Architecture, Urban And Rural Spotlight Vol. 65BokehLight'sArchitecture, Urban And Rural Spotlight Vol. 659 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Spotlight Vol. 65
Architecture, Urban And Rural
San Francisco, GG love
cloud engineering 1 : the sky shredder
Golden hour in Paris
Waiting for the sunrise (2)
Postcard from China 18
Art Appreciation 65 Amazing Pieces Of Art Hello Welcome to Art Appreciation 65 Amazing Pieces Of ArtArt Appreciation 65 Amazing Pieces Of Art2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Hope you enjoy this feature, please feel free to favorite and or comment on any pieces of art that you like and or love.
Please favorite this feature if you have enjoyed it so that these artists will receive more exposure.
On with the feature...
SplashOut by Cluke111
let it be clear by lilmarie
YOU'RE IN MY MIND by ArwenArts
Duality by regularflavor
O vento by Morgan-Lou
Bucolics by Morgan-Lou
Heart to Heart by RezzanATAKOL
Deep hug oil painting on canvas by L.Afremov by Leonidafremov
Unified Submission Process: now with more details!Last week, we shared some information with you regarding the upcoming Unified Submission Process. In case you missed our previous post, we're making a major upgrade to how our journal system is powered… they’re becoming deviations! As stated in the blog post, we're very excited for this change and can’t wait to release it. However, we want to take a moment and clarify a few of the awesome details and answer a few frequently asked questions...Unified Submission Process: now with more details!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Does this mean journals and deviations are going to be mashed together?
No! In fact, you probably won’t even notice that we made a change to the backend system that journals run on. The way you write and post journals, the way you read other users’ journals, and the way you browse deviations will remain the same. For all intents and purposes, this is a transparent technological upgrade.
So why are you telling m
How to gain more exposure on deviantART!So you think you're a pretty good artist, and have some decent pieces, but nobody to show. Or perhaps you're a learning artist who wishes to attract more attention to your pieces to get advice and criticism. Sound like you? I know it sounds like me!How to gain more exposure on deviantART!7 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Many artists on deviantART wish that they could have more exposure in the art world, but I've noticed that not many of them know how to go about doing so. There are actually many options, and we shall examine them thoroughly, to hopefully get you more exposure!
First off, just so that we're all on the same page, please don't expect exposure if you have nothing in your gallery. You need to be serious and dedicated about this. Also, ALWAYS make sure that the work is your own, and not stolen from someone else. It will surely get back to the artist from which you took it from, and you will be severely penalized.
Now that we've cleared that up, we'll begin!
1. The most common way to get exposure, comments and favourites is to
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Features 05/2014Visit my blog: http://elelart.wordpress.com/Features 05/20141 year ago in Personal More Like This
Hammock Kitties by DeeOtter
a walk in th park by fionafoto
Militech Vs Poliarmoids by D4N13l3
Morning Call by LienSkullova
Equilibrium by Whendell
Water jet - Common kingfisher by Jamie-MacArthur
Ships In The Night by Cluke111
REDS. by pnkfdARTS
Mdp 0215 2919 by metindemiralay
Boiling by Chaerul-Umam
Hi..Summer! by Chaerul-Umam
simple breath by baspunk
Amsterdam Canals at Night by Matthias-Haker