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
Apophysis 7X 15C - Hotfixes #6! (Hopefully final)Okay. A few more TINY problems were addressed here:Apophysis 7X 15C - Hotfixes #6! (Hopefully final)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
+ Fixed author/language name loading code. Was still trying to read ANSI-characters which scrambled the display in non-ANSI languages (actually a not-so-tiny problem)
+ Added chinese localization contributed by ~fengda2870 - available from apophysis.xyrus-worx.org
+ Fixed a few strings which were not localized
I really hope this is the last hotfix release and it's perfect now Enjoy!
And again, the downloads are here:
Download binaries (32 and 64 bit)
Download source code
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
All about BloomsI felt like looking at flowers this morningAll about Blooms1 year ago in Digital Art More Like This
and the bestest flowers around are from our `lindelokse tutorials you must, must give it a try - it will bring spring to your fractal gallery
Let there be BLOOMS !!!
Ignore This Random JournalEDITIgnore This Random Journal2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You might want to read some comments here for some more little clue and a param.
Have you ever wonder how to create a fractal like this:
Well, those fractals are from two different fractal style, joined togehter into one single apo flame via xaos. a flame become the filler for the plastic bubble style. The first one is juliaN fractal joined with plastic bubble. The second one is mobius gasket inside plastic bubbles. The third one is plastic bubbles inside plastic bubbles. And the last one is julian/ring2 flame inside palstic bubbles.
Worry not. I'm here to tell you the secret The secret is xaos. So, on this journal, i'll write about how to create it. At first, i want to make this explanation as a tutorial. you know, jpeg based tutorial like i ussually do. But after some consideration, i think it's better to just explain it here. The reason is because this trick need s
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 - Hotfixes #5!Aaaand another hotfix release. This time, these problems were addressed:Apophysis 7X 15C - Hotfixes #5!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
+ Fixed bwraps, pre_bwraps and post_bwraps (potential division by zero) - thanks again, Fred!
+ Added localization support for the curves panel
+ Changed the flame and translation loading/saving code to support and use UTF8 encoding
+ Updated german localization
+ Updated italian localization (with the help of the great `lindelokse - thanks!)
You can get the updated localizations from apophysis.xyrus-worx.org. The binary/source downloads are here (and also on the homepage):
Download binaries (32 and 64 bit)
Download source code
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
Download binaries (32 and 64 bit)
Download source code
Apophysis 7X 15C - Hotfixes #7! EDIT: Oops!!Oops! Something went wrong with uploading the files when I added this hotfix. The download links pointed to Hotfix #6 still. Please re-download Hotfix #7 if you downloaded it already. It's now pointing to the correct version.Apophysis 7X 15C - Hotfixes #7! EDIT: Oops!!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Thanks, ~fengda2870 for pointing it out.
I added two rather critical fixes to Apophysis 7x15c:
+ Fixed post_curl variation by doing the following on ~Zueuk's suggestion (more below)
+ Fixed a bug which created a spiral (why so ever) on the blur variation when using multithreading
post_curl_c3 got removed and post_curl was made a simple, 3D aware variation (Z-passthrough)
The functionality of the former, built-in post_curl was renamed to post_curl3D which essentially a post'ified curl3D where the latest post_curl behaves like the plugin (except for the Z-passthrough)
This fix was done as a result of the recent CDA.
The problem that the blur-variations as well as the crop-variations might malfunction if you use MT and render anything non-transparent P
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
Download binaries (32 and 64 bit)
Download source code
Plugin pack for Apophysis 7x64 + a little reminderHi guysPlugin pack for Apophysis 7x64 + a little reminder1 month ago in Personal More Like This
Since I obviously don't have anything better to do this fine day, I sat down and made 94 (!) existing plugins for Apophysis readable for the 64-bit-version of Apophysis 7X (commonly known as 7x64) - I'm talking about almost all of the plugins available as source code on SourceForge.net including my own. I just skipped some odd non-standard ones, those which are built-into Apo7x15 and dc_image. I don't know what else is floating around in outer space so if you note me the source code (*.c), I'd convert some more too.
It cost me an imaginary pack of cigarettes and 90% of my remaining sanity. So here is the download link:
Please make sure you read the file README.TXT before you send me messages and comments whining about that it doesn't work for you
Also, be advised that I just compiled them. I did not test each single one of them. That'll be u
MyFlame.at - going live!I have teased you with a secret project going on in the last days and now it is time to reveal what was cooking! I present you: MyFlame.at - a new, sleek yet rich web application to share your fractal flames with your friends and fellow fractal artists!MyFlame.at - going live!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It works like PasteBin - paste an Apophysis-fractal into the box and you will have a short link to the fractal in the top right corner to give your friends so they can grab the flame you shared. But not only that. It also features:
Author tagging - if you wish so, you can tag the fractal you shared with your Facebook-profile. This is optional but useful if you want to assist people in properly crediting you if they decide to tweak your work. If you paste fractal parameters which already have been shared using this application into the box, it will "recycle" the link being created before and also maintain the correct author tag.
Meta information - MyFlame.at automatically parses the fractal
Apophysis F.A.Q.We noticed there was a constant income of recurring questions about Apophysis on the group's homepage, so I collected the most common ones and `XyrusWorx kindly answered them for us .Apophysis F.A.Q.3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Where do I get Apophysis? Is it expensive?
Apophysis is free, open-source software. That means, it does not cost you a cent. In addition, everyone is able to change the software using
the available source code. This is also why there are different
versions of Apophysis:
The "official" or "main" version of Apophysis. You can download it from Apophysis.org
Apophysis 2.08 3D
The original Apophysis 3D hack. You can download it from Sourceforge.net (where you can also get newer beta versions of Apophysis 2.x)
A popular version of Apophysis including all 3D features, better support for Windows Vista and Windows 7 and a
Apophysis 7X - Web & future bug reportsI created another domain for Apophysis 7X. But before you panic: the old domain (apophysis.xyrus-worx.org) is still reachable and will be reachableApophysis 7X - Web & future bug reports1 year ago in Personal More Like This
The new location is http://apophysis-7x.org; you can see the main page there. Downloads, history, etc.
Then there is http://code.apophysis-7x.org; you can read the current source code online at this location. Live. As I commit it (for example when I fixed a single bug)
And finally (for now) there is http://code.apophysis-7x.org; this is the new main bug tracker for Apophysis 7X.
The bug tracker lives on SourceForge.net as does the source code. The alternative URLS are:
- https://sourceforge.net/tracker/?group_id=284068&atid=1204394 for the tracker and
Apophysis 7X 15C - Hotfixes #8!To excuse myself from the artificial hoax from earlier, I have a hotfix release for 15C for you Here the changes:Apophysis 7X 15C - Hotfixes #8!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
+ Fixed two strings regarding the Chaotica integration. They were always english. The language files have been adjusted accordingly.
+ Fixed the "dot"-bug with the waves2-, noise- and crop-variations (and possibly more) occuring when you use multithreaded rendering. The origin was a structural misconception with the opacity handling. It now works smooth & fine! No corrupted renders in my own tests. If you have some after this release, please report!
+ Added file type registration scripts in the portable (ZIP)-package
Installer (32 bit)
Installer (64 bit)
Portable package (32 & 64 bit)
Apophysis 7X - Localization UtilityA few weeks ago, I quickly coded a small localization helper utility. This to more comfortably edit and merge localizations (language files) for Apophysis 7X. With this utility, you can:Apophysis 7X - Localization Utility1 year ago in Personal More Like This
+ Create new localizations from the Apophysis 7X-source code (reads "Core/Translation.pas" from the source code-ZIP)
+ Comfortably edit existing localizations (XML-files)
+ Update existing localizations to the latest Apophysis 7X-source code (more below)
+ Merge a partial localization into an existing localization or save partial localizations (more below)
Here is the download:
Binaries + Source (.NET 3.5 required)
Create a new localization from the source code?
Download the Apophysis 7x-source code (apophysis.xyrus-worx.org or one of the release journals)
Start the localization utility and click File/Create from source code...
Locate the Translation.
Poll summary: Installer or ZIP-packageI recently raised the poll "Installer or ZIP-package?" here. Now it's time to take a summary out of the answers!Poll summary: Installer or ZIP-package1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I noticed that some of you wanted to answer "both" but that was not the question I was asking what you were using to install 7x on your hard disk. That's why "both" was not in the clickable range of answers The results were kind of equal. 52% of you are using an installer, the rest is using the ZIP-package. So my conclusion here is that the installer needs to come back.
And it will.
However, plugins will not be installed on your system with the installer anymore. That out of three reasons:
+ Apophysis 7x64 doesn't support them
+ The plugin path is customizable
+ The amount plugins being integrated in the installer before is now integrated in Apophysis itself
Now you need to give me some time to get the installer creation software back up and then I'll compose an installer for you
Apophysis 7X 15C - Hotfixes #4!Oh mai, it seems that Apophysis 7X jumped on some kind of rapid-release scheduleApophysis 7X 15C - Hotfixes #4!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
You kept reporting problems which I of course want to straighten out. This time, mostly about the newly introduced curves feature. I'm pushing updates on a daily basis - when possible - until they are kind of sorted out. At least the critical ones. Here is hotfix #4!
+ Changed color curves feature to use regular cubic béziér splines. They are weighted internally still but you can't change it from the GUI (which is not really necessary anyway...) ... it's kind of a hack, though, to bring you back the original coloring (not so vibrant and glary) but keep the possibility to adjust the color curves. I want to keep the weights - this is why I didn't remove them but it gives me a bit of time to fixing the maths!
+ Moved the curves window into the adjust window
+ Fixed the plugin loader code AGAIN to have the original list item coloring in the 32 bit version (white for basic built-in, blue for bu
Apophysis 7X 15C - Hotfixes #9!Uploaded another fix release of Apophysis 7X15C. Addressed bugs/suggestions are:Apophysis 7X 15C - Hotfixes #9!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
+ Added a HF release number in the title bar and the about box (currently 9)
+ Fixed MT rendering to address the point bug
In addition to that, I added czech and french translations with the great help of the corresponding translators.
All of that is downloadable on apophysis.xyrus-worx.org - as always.
Predictions of the post 15C-futureSo I have been pushing and fixing 15C as I want it to become a perfect Apo to work with for some time. So that you guys have toys until I have the time to push up new thingsPredictions of the post 15C-future1 year ago in Personal More Like This
But what happens after?
Well there is still Apo 7X.16 - the latest sneaky preview came with the console renderer (and the according controversy about the .NETification of Apophysis and the license implications...) I want this release to be at a scale of Apophysis 3 but with the still present compatibility (plugins, flames and gradients; scripts no worky...) and this takes it's time I'm sure you understand. This is the big, immediate project, however. And Metaphysis will benefit from the code being written there.
Then - as always after a big release - there are lots of resources to be fed to the web. I got tutorials, plugins and perhaps scripts for you. Stay tuned!
But now comes a downer. My time will be drastically limited. I'm currently making efforts getting into a full-time job because I see no hope in bei
Apophysis 7x V15B is live!OMFG finally! What's new? Why 15B?Apophysis 7x V15B is live!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I promised it - here it is. A bugfix version of Apophysis 7X V15. It's supposed to fix some bugs and improve the Chaotica integration. It's actually not a full new version of Apophysis. V16 is the fancy one with the new, dark interface. This one is to improve the quality of the current version. Thus 15B. Here is the full list of changes:
Fixed DPI glitches in "Export UPR", "Gradient Browser" and "Message Log" windows.
Fixed a bug which made it impossible to render in slices due to "Out of Memory" errors.
Fixed a bug which caused wrong thumbnails after deleting a flame from the list to the left in the main window.
Updated Chaotica integration. Only versions since V0.45 of Chaotica are supported now. Directory structure is significant.
Added optional editor background preview. It is off by default. When on, the mini preview in the editor is replaced by the flame drawn on the background.
All buffer depths except 32 bit integer have been
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
#149: Spherical Plants!Hello!#149: Spherical Plants!4 months ago in Personal More Like This
My journal is not dead. It's just that I don't feel like writing posts at the moment, I'm sorry!
I'd like to spend a few words on my latest tutorial, the Spherical Plants one. You can find it here:
Hell yeah, people, you're making me happy!
Since I've been making fractals, I posted two tutorials: the Flower Fields and the Spherical Plants (the Tweaking Guide doesn't count).
I love how people are reacting to second one, because the results I had the chance to see till now are really worth to see. It looks like almost nobody stopped at the very last step of the guide, but everyone continued on their way, making their fractal unique but leaving a trace of the tutorial's style inside.
So I want to thank you and show some fractals made with the Spherical Plants technique:
Contest winners! CONTESTContest winners!6 months ago in Personal More Like This
HAPPY HOLIDAYS! This month's contest is about the Villain and The Circus!
Draw any Villain you like and include a Circus theme!
Due to some misunderstanding members started voting in this journal. Unfortunately I meant that the STAFF will finish their votes soon. However I have yet to get any response voting wise from my staff and it seems like the members really would like to vote. So I started a poll where you guys can vote. Voting will close on the 15th.
Show these guys some love!
Show these guys some love!
All are submitted and dated for the month of November.