INCENDIA Fractal Software Feature:icontwinkleplz: Last week we had a member feature of :iconaexion: He is a developer of the awesome Fractal Software INCENDIA.:icontwinkleplz:INCENDIA Fractal Software Feature1 year ago in Personal More Like This
It can be downloaded from here http://www.incendia.net/
A donation is appreciated to encourage further development of the software.
:icontwinkleplz:Incendia is a 3D Multiprocessor Fractal Engine that allows you to explore the realm of the 3D fractals
The program is in a development stage and has the following features:
1024, 2048, 2560 and 3072 px image resolutions (4096 and 8192 px for donors)
Supports 2X Antialiasing for smooth fractal renders
45 3D fractal types (many to come in next releases)
Fractal Scripting support, for creating new fractal types
Texture library that allow to import external ones
Color Gradient support
Multiple Rendering Styles (Including volumetric fog and many new render shaders)
Multicore render engine
3D Baseshapes for Fractal based constructions (includes six d
Ever Wanted To Work For Visual Arts Academy?So, hey, serious question for anyone. Want to help out run the website where I host my Apophysis Courses? The current administrator is stepping down. This could possibly mean the end of Visual Arts Academy, which would make me very very sad. It needs someone who can handle money, registration of students, hiring of instructors, updating of website design and content, and stuff like that. You could make some money too! (Which is always a plus, right?) Let me know if you're interested and I will start communications between you and the current administrator, Virginia.Ever Wanted To Work For Visual Arts Academy?1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Service?I was initially confused when I heard the word "service" used with these agencies:Service?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
INTERNAL REVENUE "SERVICE"
CABLE TV "SERVICE "
CITY, COUNTY & PUBLIC "SERVICE"
These are not examples of what I thought "SERVICE" MEANT.
BUT TODAY, I OVERHEARD TWO FARMERS TALKING, AND ONE OF THEM SAID HE HAD HIRED A BULL TO "SERVICE" A FEW COWS.
!!! ....... IT ALL CAME INTO FOCUS.
NOW I UNDERSTAND WHAT ALL THOSE AGENCIES ARE DOING (TO US)!
NOW YOU ARE AS ENLIGHTENED AS I AM.
Pet owners please read thisI found this on Facebook earlier today:Pet owners please read this2 years ago in Personal More Like This
A Dog's Purpose?
(from a 6-year-old).
Being a veterinarian, I had been called to examine a ten-year-old Irish Wolfhound named Belker. The dog's owners, Ron, his wife Lisa , and their little boy Shane, were all very attached to Belker, and they were hoping for a miracle.
I examined Belker and found he was dying of cancer. I told the family we couldn't do anything for Belker, and offered to perform the euthanasia procedure for the old dog in their home.
As we made arrangements, Ron and Lisa told me they thought it would be good for six-year-old Shane to observe the procedure. They felt as though Shane might learn something from the experience.
The next day, I felt the familiar catch in my throat as Belker 's family surrounded him. Shane seemed so calm, petting the old dog for the last time, that I wondered if he understood what was going on. Within a few minutes, Belker slipped peacefully away.
The little boy seemed to accept Belker's transition wi
International Fractal Art Symposium 2014Exciting news guys!International Fractal Art Symposium 20144 months ago in Art Features More Like This
A fractal artist meeting is being planned for 25-27th June, 2014 to be held in San Sebastian (Spain) and you are all invited!
The venues for this 3 day event have already been booked and invitations are going out to the fractal artist worldwide. This is a chance to meet and vacation with other fractal artists while also sharing in a day of lectures to learn more about fractal artistry, the history of fractal art and the tools we use.
A few US artists got together informally a few years ago and had a terrific time meeting each other and sharing ideas. We decided that the next one needed to be in Europe so that more people could attend.
For more information, please visit Math Artistry and don't miss your chance to register.
Hunting the Hidden DimensionIf you love fractals and haven't seen this you need to see it. It will open your eyes and leave you a smarter person. This is the full version, just under an hour so you might want to save it or come back to it. It really is fascinating!Hunting the Hidden Dimension5 months ago in Personal More Like This
Just so you know.....there is a chat room called :#aposhack: it's been really quiet in there latelyJust so you know.....6 months ago in Personal More Like This
OUTSTANDING Fractals for May 2013:iconpinklilyplz: We have SO many fantastic artists in :iconxtremefractals: as well as their wonderful pieces of fractal art.....that choosing the best out of the best is a somewhat daunting task:iconpinklilyplz: But, I perservered again and found some of these below to be a great cross-section of ALL the beautiful fractals you can find here :iconpinklilyplz: Also....if you DO like what you see here...consider leaving a comment on this journal...or on the deviation fractal page!:iconpinklilyplz:OUTSTANDING Fractals for May 20136 months ago in Personal More Like This
They are in no particular order:
Spring by ~ghazootCrown Jules by ~z00rekaAutumnal Kimono Obi by *KancanoOld and New by ~fractanimationThe Stone work by =Topas2012Mandelbulb 3D by ~nic022Three Colors by ~fractanimationSummertime by *Thelma12nd JWildfire Art Challenge - Red Truchet Touche by *sylver-dali:thumb371060779:Flower by ~bunnywithroseShades in grey by *thargor6Sierpinsky by ~bunnywithroseNh-wf-130501-10 by *m0thman72The Capital by ~Pacific-TimeT10 Julia vs IFS v3 523 by *GraphicLiaCrackle by *thargor6innocence joy or sorrow by *GLO-HE:thumb37080591
Send in your questions for March Agony Aunt!Hello UF lovers,Send in your questions for March Agony Aunt!9 months ago in Personal More Like This
First of all a few words about our challenges.
The February Challenge Wrap-up Journal http://ultra-fractal-redux.deviantart.com/journal/Wrapping-Up-The-February-Challenge-357233210 brought some interesting responses from people about things they felt they had learned, or found difficult about working with the Harlequin II colouring. If you'd like to see what was said and discussed do take a look! Remember that comments and discussions can take days to finish so don't forget to check out interactive journals like this more than once so you don't miss anything.
Our current March Challenges have seen some interesting results coming in and seem to be giving many of you plenty to think about and work on. I have noticed several Laris formula images coming up in DA's fractal galleries so clearly this challenge is giving people fresh ideas in their own work. Excellent!
Remember that the primary challenges are not about winning or losi
Welcome to our February 2013 Agony Aunt feature!Hello everyone, and welcome to our very first Agony Aunt feature!Welcome to our February 2013 Agony Aunt feature!10 months ago in Personal More Like This
Before we get stuck in this month I would just like to mention that the Founder of this group, =AnnaKirsten, is collecting points in order to make this a supergroup. This would make a huge difference to what we can do in terms of presentation as well as giving us access to many other great features!
Anna is too polite to beg but me, I have no shame whatsoever (!!) so please... if you have a few points going spare do please consider donating them on Anna's profile: http://annakirsten.deviantart.com Thank you!!
Also... Our current Challenge http://fav.me/d5tdc8b is doing really well. We have just about two weeks to go before it ends, so we eagerly look forward to any further entries that may be coming our way!
So... as promised, we are using this mid-month feature to bring a couple of issues regarding the use of Ultra Fractal to the attentio
Fractal Science Kit 1.22 ReleasedI have released version 1.22 of the Fractal Science Kit fractal generator.Fractal Science Kit 1.22 Released1 year ago in Personal More Like This
To learn more about the Fractal Science Kit, visit one of the following pages:
FSK Home Page: http://www.fractalsciencekit.com/
Image Gallery: http://www.fractalsciencekit.com/gallery/gallery.htm
Download Page: http://www.fractalsciencekit.com/extra/download.htm
Release Notes: http://www.fractalsciencekit.com/support/release.htm
LIVE TUTORIALS--- LIVE TUTORIALS ---LIVE TUTORIALS2 years ago in Personal More Like This
By request I can do free live tutorials on Ultra Fractal. I use Join.me. It's feature that allows you to follow my screen and chat by text. Some teqniques are best explained from my chatroom. Take a look in my gallery if there is anything that looks like something you want to learn and I'll see if I can teach that. I'm not good at abstract stuff, though. Tutorials does not always show a lot of techniques. It can be the thoughts about the effect that is just as important to grasp.
For some tutorials and techniques you will need some preknowledge about Ultra Fractal.
Interested? Just note me or enter my chatroom http://chat.deviantart.com/chat/Jimmiesroom or Aposhack http://chat.deviantart.com/chat/aposhack to find me.
Other tutorials and resources that you can take a look at:
Attitude..The longer I live, the more I realize the impact of attitude on life.Attitude..1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Attitude, to me, is more important than facts. It is more important than the past, than education, than money, than circumstances, than failures, than successes, than what other people think or say or do. It is more important than appearance, giftedness or skill. It will make or break a company... a church... a home.
The remarkable thing is we have a choice every day regarding the attitude we will embrace for that day. We cannot change our past... we cannot change the fact that people will act in a certain way. We cannot change the inevitable. The only thing we can do is play on the one string we have, and that is our attitude... I am convinced that life is 10% what happens to me and 90% how I react to it.
And so it is with you... we are in charge of our attitudes.
- Scott Michael Drouin
dancing dancing http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=xe_TRWHJ-FE
KeyI saw myself laughingKey8 months ago in Personal More Like This
Seeking out for the inner sun
I hold his hands
and took him with me into a dark tunnel
He also just kept laughing
There was no fear to overcome
So we went on
We went on and on and on
Down the endless dark tunnel
This is the attitude we embrace
The Key that keeps us going
Where our hearts cannot love
we do not belong
Breath in and Excel
Forgive and Let go
The attitude we embrace
is the one thing we always do
So we play the one key we have
The one that keeps us going
Cannot change the past. Neither the inevitable
or the Fact others can react a certain way
So we just keep playing the one key we have
and we go on and on and on
Down into the deep dark tunnel
I see myself laughing
He also laughs
If this is the key we have
This is the key we'll play
into the echoes of the dark tunnel
It will be heard
It will be understood
Hold my hand tight
I wont let go
Come with me
The echoes of the key we play will guide us
to where our spirits can eternally remain
. how can I keep anything .. how can I keep anything .. how can I keep anything .9 months ago in Personal More Like This
White, softer white, black and bruised deeper than black, there over there is a brush wash of indigo, and watercolor splatters of grey; drip drop drip four five six and mirror shine on black am I a blur distort twist splash and white with running blue bleeding now and in a blend and air brushed sprays of cooled violet arrays. Dip yet again close your eyes with mine and surprise open wide for soiled white; white on grey behind verticals of furnace black solid shine on the left hand side and hold my hand for just a leap the feel of red where none it's hidden but glows beneath and let me go, just walk alone there's more verticals in falling longs like charcoal shadows. Night on white; smile and laugh, hear echoes come back in smokes and greys and white again.
© Amanda 2013 3.6.2013
Image: "3 winters" by :iconhalcyonshores:
. expiration .. expiration .9 months ago in Personal More Like This
. expiration .
Cast aloft in counterpointe
I am freed and float
White and pure falls about
Slowed in cold's embrace
Touch again your gentle face
Held apart spare lines
Grey'd details lost to time
Blurred slice as each decline
Sister's love our blood let sleets
Fated dour concubine
Wintered tug my fractured grace
Chill soul pressed abeyance
Expiration breath's recline.
© Amanda 2013 3.5.2013
Image: "S_N_O_W I" by Amanda's Daughter © 2013
Overcast with snow and rain. Fog early. High of 39F with a windchill as low as 19F. Breezy. Winds from the NNE at 15 to 25 mph with gusts to 30 mph. Chance of snow 100% with accumulations up to 6 in. possible
for my daughter, Megan, Sophie, BiBi, … my not fallen angels
Only Once In Countless LifetimesShe stands on the pavement, and her eyes are bright and open; blue, like tomorrow's morning skies. They shine wet and sharp with points of light from around her. Her pupils are dark, like those pools of night tide water I find when I wander her shores, touched by my toes to watch the ripples echo the moon lit clouds. The skin of the eyelid, among the thinnest and softest of the body and containing the most pigment of any flesh, is shadowed dark and colored deep grey running lighter on the upper lid. Her hands have labored with softest brush to do this art. My mouth will meet them and soft dust from them like the powders of a butterfly will coat my lips and I will taste it. And her hair so soft and floating brown, high lit with strands of different golds, will coast and form around her on a linen pillow where my arms and hands will wander and clutch, and it will slide gossamer through my fingers. And her arms are opening now, and I will fall into them anOnly Once In Countless Lifetimes1 year ago in Personal More Like This
R.I.P Neil ArmstrongNEIL ARMSTRONGR.I.P Neil Armstrong1 year ago in Personal More Like This
R.I.P ~ August 5, 1930 - August 25, 2012
Today we mourn the loss of a true hero and icon of a generation, if not an entire century: Neil Alden Armstrong, former NASA astronaut and first person to set foot on the Moon, has passed away due to complications from cardiovascular surgery. Armstrong had recently turned 82 years old on August 5.
I was 15 when he stepped on the Moon. I watched it on TV for hours on end. He was my Hero.
From me to you!you guys are the most amazing community i have ever been associated with.....From me to you!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
i am stepping down from the Community Volunteer position...
i just can't seem to shake losing my grannie and you guys need an active person to plan fun things.....
i love you all dearly, never forget that
this past year has been so much fun!!!!
thank you all from the bottom of my heart!
Next wallpaper ?So should it be my next wallpaper ?Next wallpaper ?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Have you heard about .....Several weeks ago, in my daily effort to view all the daily submissions from the many Groups and individuals I watch, I started to notice more and more frequently that some of the Fractals I was viewing were being created using this new program. First it was just a few a day, then suddenly I was seeing dozens of Flames being created with JWildFire! Curios about this newcomer to the Fractal Scene I went to the website and discovered that the software is designed to run using Java and will run on multiple Platforms.Have you heard about .....2 years ago in Personal More Like This
So, I with to the developers da page and told him that I had created a folder in Xtreme Fractals for the software! http://xtremefractals.deviantart.com/gallery/34103672 I also grabbed a snippet of information about the software to put on the left info panel of the folder. Since then the developer, *thargor6 has joined our Group and he and I have had several discussions about his program! What follows is a result of those discussion. Here's Andreas aka - Thagor6
Undiscovered Gems (42)Yes, I've gone and done it again! As if I'm not busy enough with A Call to Conversation and dA Roadtrip articles, I'm bringing you ANOTHER one! With the launch of the "Undiscovered" browsing option, there are a TON of awesome artworks I've been finding and admiring, and I just have to share them with you guys.Undiscovered Gems (42)3 months ago in Personal More Like This
I WILL be taking suggestions for this series, as well, so if you discover something while browsing the bowels of dA that you think needs to be shared, please send me ( `TwilightPoetess ) a note titled Undiscovered Gems.
Undiscovered Gems (42)
today's theme: forms of encouragement
never fill in all the blanks by *PsycheAnamnesis
WARPROOF Kingfisher Love by ~WARPROOF80
I hope you found something here to fall in
My Gallery Is Almost Set Up!My Gallery at 402 Notre Dame Ave, Winnipeg.My Gallery Is Almost Set Up!5 months ago in Personal More Like This
I'll be putting a big sign in front above the window and a few other things!