Very sad news to all of Marks friends. (Kram666)I visited Marks homepage and discovered this message left by his brother.Very sad news to all of Marks friends. (Kram666)1 year ago in Personal More Like This
"This is Simon, Mark's brother, with the terribly sad news that Mark passed away last week.
This was a huge shock to us all.
I helped him set up his PC with all his drawing tools so knew how much he adored producing his bespoke digital artwork and how much the Deviant art community meant to him.
On his behalf I'd like to thank you all for the friendship and support you've shown and would ask you to pause for a minute at 14:20 on Monday 1st October. (British Summer Time)
With Kind Regards.
As Mark often quoted.
"I felt the call of the jungle, primal and clean.
I felt my connections to the wild in every cell in my body;
realized that I am among the trees,
the plants, the grass, the sky. The trees know
What Is Blackbox And Why Should I Get It?After taking a look at the screenshots displayed either in my gallery or in :iconblackboxdesktop: 's galleries, a lot of Deviants are asking me what is Blackbox and how (and why) should they use it. And it's a good thing they show interest, because after a period of hibernation, due to many factors (mostly developers dropping out) Blackbox is back with a vengeance.What Is Blackbox And Why Should I Get It?2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well, Blackbox is a shell for Windows or a window manager for Linux, the styles (themes) being interchangeable between the two platforms, something unique in computing. In this essay I will only talk about the Windows flavor, since it's much more flexible than its Linux counterpart.
What is a shell? Well, it's the dressing over a cake, the clothing over a body, the greenery covering a bush. Every operating system has a shell. The Windows' native shell is Explorer, which is not only a file browser, like most of you may think. Delete Explorer and Windows crash. It's a fine shell, especially in the case of Windows 7, but it's h
Update for Mandelbulb 3D - v1.8.3Jesse has released an updated version of Mandelbulb 3D - v1.8.3!Update for Mandelbulb 3D - v1.8.32 years 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
SuperQuick Contest! Win Points! Any Visual Medium!UPDATE: I got all your entries and will post winners soon.SuperQuick Contest! Win Points! Any Visual Medium!2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
Contest ended, below is struck through
So I have been MIA for a while, but, not too long ago I won some points from bradleysays So, want to turn those around to you guys!
I am inviting anyone who is interested to comment below with your best NEW work. The only restrictions are listed below:
- Please comment with a LINK of your deviation, and favorite the journal
- It must be NEW on or after August 15, 2012
- You may submit any VISUAL medium (No lit, sorry)
- You may submit only once
- Collabs are fine, but only one person will be awarded the points
- Deadline September 1, 2012 at 11:59:59PM PDT
The best submission will receive 800 points! Can't be any easier than that now can it!?
Happy September guys!
Blender Tips #2It took me a long time to upgrade to Blender 2.6x as I was really used to my good old Blender. A way to make friends with new software is to explore possibilities as much as possible; here, some of the cool stuff I found (may include old stuff I never noticed before).Blender Tips #21 year ago in Personal More Like This
Don't be afraid of scripts!
Blender includes many useful, reliable, user friendly scripts. Fearlessly, go to user preferences > add-ons and try it out; next to each script, links to online docs are provided.
Two scripts I always enable:
- Dynamic spacebar menu. This will especially please blender-sauruses as it brings back the spacebar function from Blender 2.4x and earlier: a convenient tools menu.
- Copy attributes menu. With crowded scenes, it will happen that you want to modify many objects at once. There is 'copy to selected' in Blender UI (see below). But the copy attributes menu does more - for example, it allows copying modifiers and/or constraints from the active object to all s
Updates to the New Submit Page, Journal ThumbnailsUpdates to the New Submit Art Page (Available to some Beta Testers)Updates to the New Submit Page, Journal Thumbnails1 year ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Please note: The new Submit Art page is being A/B tested -- meaning that we're comparing the effectiveness of two different versions of the feature. If you're a Beta Tester, there's a 50% chance you'll either see the new or old version of the Submit Art page. This is expected behavior and there's no way to switch between the two groups.
Integration of Prints Submission
The Prints submission menu has been incorporated into the Submit page! This change makes for a complete integration of the submission process, allowing you to upload, submit, and sell your art, all in one process, all from one page.
Remember These Settings
A checkbox has been added to the bottom of the Submit page that, when selected, will retain the settings you use for your submission, and then apply them to the next file you sub
TIP! Easy Way to Prevent Facebook TrackingFacebook surveils everyone's web browsing regardless of whether they have an account or not, as described in this paper: http://ssrn.com/abstract=1717563TIP! Easy Way to Prevent Facebook Tracking1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
A simple way to prevent any packets being sent to or received from Facebook is to set up filtering using iptables. On most GNU and Linux distributions, you can run the following three commands as root:
iptables -A INPUT -d facebook.com -j DROP
iptables -A OUTPUT -d facebook.com -j DROP
iptables -A FORWARD -d facebook.com -j DROP
The URL can be changed for other sites as well if you wish. Eg - for Twitter's "tweet" buttons run the same commands but using platform.twitter.com as the domain to reject.
For more documentation on iptables, I recommend the Arch Wiki - https://wiki.archlinux.org/index.php/Iptables
KIRIBAN--POINTS/PREMS--THIS IS YOUR TICKETCONTEST CLOSED NOW! The winners have been declared and have received their prizes!!!!KIRIBAN--POINTS/PREMS--THIS IS YOUR TICKET1 year ago in Deviant Events More Like This
I 'll be giving out more prizes and fun times shortly so keep your eyes open for the next challenge and or giveaway!!!!
CATCH THE KIRIBAN
FIRST--I'm running a Kiriban Contest--My pagesviews are currently at 33,482 but the person who reaches the closest number of 40,000 will win 100 points. The person reaching the closest to that number (cannot be below that number) needs to send me a screenshot of the number and my entire page. The screenshot must be uploaded unto deviantArt and cannot be removed once declared the winner. You may upload this screenshot into your scraps.
IMPORTANT--for the Kiriban you must reach (40,000) by SATURDAY Marc
Did u knowWhen you go to buy bread in the grocery store, have you ever wondered which is the freshest, so you 'squeeze' for freshness or softness? Did you know that bread is delivered fresh to the stores five days a week? Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday. Each day has a different color twist tie.Did u know1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Monday = Blue,
Tuesday = Green,
Thursday = Red
Friday = White
Saturday = Yellow.
So if today was Thursday, you would want red twist tie; not white which is Fridays (almost a week old)! The colors go alphabetically by color Blue- Green - Red - White - Yellow, Monday through Saturday. Very easy to remember. I thought this was interesting. I looked in the grocery store and the bread wrappers DO have different twist ties, and even the ones with the plastic clips have different colors. You learn something new everyday! Enjoy fresh bread when you buy bread with the right color on the day you are shopping.
Oh Squiggly Line! ~-- AngeloOh Squiggly Line! ~5 months ago in DeviantART Announcements More Like This
Artists Toolbox: Photography DIY Tools Home Made TripodArtists Toolbox: Photography DIY Tools6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
I've shared this nifty little trick before - a home made tripod. It sounds impossible, but actually it's really practical and much easier than lugging the real thing around with you if it's not needed! Check out this articlefor more information on how to create it!
Source: DIY Cameras
Home Made Reflector
Reflectors can be pretty expensive from time to time. I've been lucky to pick up a couple cheaply on Ebay and they serve the purpose but if you really want to save, then why not try making your own? This article shows you how with just three materials and the video below also provides further guidance - check it out
Get To Know Others....Copied and Pasted from :icongypsyh: - The first 20 people to comment on this journal entry will have a small selection of their work featured. Feel free to copy-paste this to your own journals.Get To Know Others....1 year ago in Personal More Like This
:iconcloudbat: FINISHED!Nzu by Cloudbat Kaheaniehal's Conall by Cloudbat
:iconkatlynkarma: Still Breathing. by xKrittterz :thumb338207701: Shrooms. by xKrittterz Boredom Kills. by xKrittterz
:iconkayandjay100: Shades of Autumn by kayandjay100 Deep in the Swampland by kayandjay100 Walhalla, Victoria by kayandjay100 Moonflowers by kayandjay100
:iconmutequacky: All Tripped Out by mutequacky Celestial Rainbow Smoothie by mutequacky Zyra by mutequacky I Don't Like The Drugs (But The Drugs Like Me) by mutequacky
:iconcbowman57: View sans feet by cbowman57 Steampunk Terminal #2 by cbowman57 ~samriggs Old Steampunk 3.4 by cbowman57 Hole in the clouds by cbowman57
:iconfractalyst: Crystal Blue Persueasion by fractalyst Maze of mirrors by fractalyst Sprial 27a by fractalyst Hex Citypk by fractalyst
:icontechfreak107: Eggnog by techfreak107 in the shadows by techfreak107 in the allyway by techfreak107 evening ware by techfreak107
WATCHERS FEATURE! pt. 23100+ works to enjoy this month.WATCHERS FEATURE! pt. 232 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Drapery Study da Vinci by AmBr0Golden by art-of-amie
Michael and Anahita (The Autumnal Equinox) by Aty-S-BehsamInseparable by SandraHultsvedSutileza femenina y gris by JormanComegatoIn home by JormanComegato
Blue Feathers by TheSlaveQueenElizabeth by artbydarrylJared Leto by Andela1998Benedict Cumberbatch by BloodLexy
Bleeding away by BlacleriaSketch Card : SCARF by ShErLoCkAh0LIQuEAsian Beauty by HelenePietAdele by Sierra-la
From the shelter of my mind (Tom Hiddleston) by arthawk87Castiel by TalestrissMini Tom by Pencil-StencilDusk by HoudaShams
Lunch Time by sharmz:thumb280601855::thumb315825295:
Respect The Models Sign XXL by KiLLERdjayWindows to the world by BloodLexyDon't Pass Me By by Gyllene
Give Peace A Chance by Just-a-LittleDreamerKaiden Hawke by ErinM31Dante DMC3 pen drawing incomplete version by HoshisamaValmor
To A Heart by Before-I-SleepSunset by Nadine-PotCBald Eagle by little--grasshopper
Your Light by ErinM31Hatchling Surprise by AltariorZhang Ziyi by Gyllene
Pon de replay by Cindy-R07 - Amelie by PreetikaSharmaSketch Card : HOLMES by ShErLoCkAh0LIQuE
Benedict Cumberbatch by SecondGoddessStare death in the eye by acjubWe Need To Go Home by Altarior
Imogen by Sierra-laCM: Mitsuki by TiaVonI want sleeep by YouWillBeSurprised
Song Thrush nestling by YouWillBeSurprisedBlonde Bond _complete by 05emort123Johnny Depp by artbydarryl
It's Play Time!! by Darklight-phoenixStudy by phoenix132Drapery Study Durer by AmBr0
05 - O-Ren Ishii by PreetikaSharma:thumb
My Namemy name is Light Ska Iktomi...translated that is Light White SpiderMy Name1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Spider Medicine represents creativity. It's 8 legs represent the 4 winds of change and the 4 directions on the medicine wheel. It's body is the shape of an 8, which represents infinite possibilities.
Spider reminds us to look beyond the web of illusion of the physical world and beyond the horizon to the other dimensions.
dATribes!Long, long ago, on a website not-so-far away...dATribes!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Within the mighty village of dAmn, a war is brewing -- a war to appease the Great Fella God!
Many in the past have sought ways to please this angry beast, and many have failed. These tales of great battle and loss are still whispered around the campfires of #devart: DaPineapple's valiant attempts to offer kingmancheng as a virgin sacrifice, or fourteenthstar's struggles to serenade Fella with her dulcet Scottish tones .. but nothing could be found to please the Great Fella God, not even a scantily clad iamnotelectricnet.
But now the tides are turning and the war is changing!
The mighty warrior Tachy-on along with the valiant troops of Community Volunteers have found a way to please Fella, and now the tribes of dAmn are competing for Fella's blessing -- and so can you!
You can help gain favor to you and your tribe by luring and trapping deviants into the great village of dAmn -- but that is not enough to please the Great Fe
Ignore This Random JournalEDITIgnore This Random Journal3 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
Friday Feature: Issue 012A Collection of -Friday Feature: Issue 0121 year ago in Art Features More Like This
animalerrant by Animalerrant
Dark jazz by leichenblass
unbearable heaviness of being. by kittoni
Meadow house by Al-Baum
09292011-2 by hoaxeye
Wynn Hotel by avjake
:iconasruldwi: :iconfourteatwo: :iconben9-3: :iconeminguyen:
:iconlittlemine: :iconlealion: :iconhir77: :iconsultan-alghamdi:
:iconchaosfissure: :iconblaubeerkuchen: :iconanimalerrant: :iconleichenblass:
:iconkittonni: :iconal-baum: :iconhoaxeye: :iconavjake:
There is this plugin called spher.....that i really really love....There is this plugin called spher.....1 year ago in Personal More Like This
so i thought i would post some params and maybe while i am gone for the weekend someone will make something awesome and share their params here in this journal!!!!!
give me some ideas of something different to do with these
Abstract and Surreal Spotlight Vol. 11Einsilbig'sAbstract and Surreal Spotlight Vol. 111 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Spotlight Vol. 11
Abstract and Surreal
Hanging by a Thread
day by day...
Gods and Demons II
Fantastic Fractalicious Fractals #12Here's this weeks' findings from the fractal gallery, and I'm happy to see some new names here! The recruiting for the world domina... oops, did I say that aloud? Uh, nevermind. You should rather look at these pretties! *points frantically down*Fantastic Fractalicious Fractals #122 years ago in Art Features More Like This
TransparentCompliation by BlurWingOverture by waste-and-tragedyBridges to Nowhere by Szellorozsa:thumb264049441:Mandy's Pearl by mario837Science-Friction by kr0mat1kMb3d_068b Print by RaydianzeFractal embryo by theaverDaydream by dainbramage1Lost in Twist by Avantgarda_Rot with Curiosities by CO99A5The Day I Died by zy0rgA schematic of the multiverse by IDeviant:thumb263838001:CurlScope Garden by iuliasanLooking Outside a Window by ClepsidrasCherries and Chocolate for Tea by seven-sInside the Bubble by moonhighTaofrac18 by DigithalieTangled by lindelokse:thumb264325242:Blood Moon by jim373:thumb264401833:warp of dream by YauradyAttraction by dreamingazeBlack Dahlia 3D by SaTaNiAHow Green Is My Valley by VicEberly:thumb264205445:Venus Fly Traps by RozrrFriezes and Glyphs II by PrelkiaAlien Tree by Direct2BrainHigh Tide by kesufTranscendence by AnnaKirstenControlled Splatter by fractalfiendchromed ball by Andrea1981G:thumb
Apophysis RenderingIt has been brought to my attention that SlaveToTrends is willing to render Apophysis params for free at high quality. I was informed that this service is available to assist those in need of high quality renderings that their computer just won't allow due to not memory. If you are interested and the choice is yours here is a link to the journal explaining everything in detail.Apophysis Rendering2 years ago in Personal More Like This
the basics are listed below:
I'm willing to do so, for nothing in return. Just note these few things:
1.) ALL of the renders will be 10,000 density, so if you don't like high quality, don't do it.
2.) They will be whatever size you ask me to make them, I don't care how many hours it takes [max three days].
3.) If you don't want to wait over a day for it to finish, don't ask for me to render it.
4.) I will NOT put them in my gallery. Although it counts as a collaboration, the design was yours, not mine.
5.) These will be done one at a time by order of request, so you
August Fractals Daily Deviation RoundUp!Hey guyz !August Fractals Daily Deviation RoundUp!6 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Now in case you missed them, here are all the DD I've set during August
Stay devious guyz!!
The Pretender by PlasticMushroom Locus of Focus by Hollowfication23 Mirror City by Daeurth CREATURES OF THE DEEP by DorianoArt Raised This Way by SuicideBySafetyPin Red-Flower-Sunset by GrannyOgg Posidonia by hyperben2 Mandelbrot 70 - Abiding Love - by Olbaid-ST the urburus cascade by SnowblindFrog Risks14 by alepainkiller Against the Machine by FractKali Graphite Terminal by NoEyedSquareGuy
1 vs 6 Contest - Mandelbulb onlyCalling all Mandelbulb users!1 vs 6 Contest - Mandelbulb only2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here is your invitation to show off your skills! Today we kick off our new contest!
Here is how it works:
Each contestant must submit two entries to qualify!
Create two images in Mandelbulb ! The first image should be created with just one formula. The second image should be created using all six formula tabs. Each of the six must be different! In other words, you can not use two of the same formula, i.e. Amazing Box.
Each image should be a space theme.
Manipulations are not allowed!
Parameters must be provided!
Entries must be named (username1) and (username2)
The contest will end on June 16th and will be judged by the Extreme Fractals Admin Team!
Here's what is in for you!
First Place: A 3 Month Subscription plus 100 Points!
Second Place: 100 Points!
Third Place: 50 Points!
This should be a Great Contest that will also be Challenging!
Good Luck to Everyone!
The 1 vs 6 Contest folder i