Tribute to a fallen comradeTribute to a fallen comrade2 years ago in Personal More Like This
"Turn on, tune in, drop out"
As most of you know by now, our community has lost a dear friend and wonderful artist
who always had kind words and support for everyone of us who knew him.
Rest in peace Mark, you will be sorely missed my friend!!
phasors by kram666 extraction by kram666
friction by kram666 frontier by kram666 respond by kram666
isolation by kram666 concentration by kram666
deciphering by kram666 energy by kram666
"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,
HAPPY BIRTHDAY SKYZYK AND SEVEN_S:iconskyzyk:HAPPY BIRTHDAY SKYZYK AND SEVEN_S2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Viva la Vida by skyzykRoomDoorsIFS - trial 1 by skyzyk
Deviant ID 234 by skyzyk3D Studio with Chopper LSV by skyzykTropical Water Scene by skyzykOff The Beaten Path by skyzyk
Sunshine on a Rainy Day by seven-sIn the Beginning by seven-sMagic Carpet by seven-sCode of Life by seven-sSong of the Sun by seven-sWinter Memories by seven-sA Taste of Burgundy by seven-sMusic of the Night by seven-sTaiyou no Uta by seven-sThe World of Dew by seven-sBring me my chariot of fire by seven-sPackages Tied Up with Strings by seven-s
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!3 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
Spotlight on ShippDHey kids!Spotlight on ShippD2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just wanted to highlight one of my closest friends on all of deviantART, ShippD...enjoy!
Apophysis 7X 15C - Hotfixes!I have compiled a few hotfixes for the recent 15C release:Apophysis 7X 15C - Hotfixes!2 years 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
Devious Love 19Welcome!Devious Love 191 year ago in Art Features More Like This
This is a fully revised edition of Devious Love! These articles will now contain more art and content. Enjoy!
Consider giving the article a so more people can see it.
People you definitely should check out!
Kathy shows some serious kindness and dedication! She's always helping others through the means of features, gifts, and constructive feedback. Her gallery is also breath taking and inspiring!
Check out some of her news here:
Amazir is one of the most talented and awesome people I know. He's dedicated and cares about our community. He writes some amazing articles
Fantastic Fractalicious Fractals #9Here's this week's findings in the fractal gallery! Go and enjoy!Fantastic Fractalicious Fractals #93 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Worlds Within Rings by obeyyourmasterCarina by kr0mat1kGashadokuro's Voice by pondcypressCeltic by allthenightlongEvils of the mind by AbsttWeirdsnake by FractKalimore ducks by cyberxaosFairy Floral by The-ApparitionSpiral to the Right by element90Two leaves drifting by ClepsidrasWinter Dance by afugattTourbillion by sequentialStream Bed by AvantgardaSound Levels by PlatinusDenizens of the Dune by Stuart203Resonate by milleniumsentryrelieve by Kiug
Resources and parameters found this week
My MAPS for Mandelbulb3D by skyzyk33 Apophysis Gradients by HolidaiDevi 36 + params by KattvingeSunny Peacock by FrankiefThe Lost Variations by MichaelFaberButterflying by jimmytc25
Gossips and happenings from the fractal corner
Project Educate week about fractal art is here soon! 10-16th october. So Light SuicideBySafetyPin needs some ideas, suggestions and minio.. eh, participants! http://n8iveattitude1.deviantart.com/journal/Last-Day-for-Entries-259795986
:iconeverythingfractal: has a Fall contest going on. So get out
MARKI know there are many tribute/dedication/memorial pieces out there, and I'd be happy to feature them here, if you just let me know about them. In the Meantime, I found this GLORIOUS piece, just today, (Tues. 10/9/2012) that just BEGS to be shown...MARK2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Please give the artist some love for her awesome, breathtaking image...
and some others I have found
from Mark's brother, Simon
and a few from the Mark's Memorial folder in :iconfractalphiles:
ROXY and RONNY by DorianoArt Tune in - Turn On - Drop Out by skyzyk Tribute to Mark by Daeurth &
The Fractal Universe:icontechgnotic:The Fractal Universe3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Is a photograph only a record, something created by a machine? Can photography ever truly be considered art? That question seems quaint and laughable these days, but if you do a little research you will find that once upon a time it was a raging debate. Thankfully a consensus has been reached that the agency of the photographer – his or her eye and critical mind – choosing the subject and manipulating the machine (the camera that is the art instrument) is what establishes photographs as potential works of art when created by an artist-photographer. Pretty basic common sense, huh? So why then is there now a debate as to whether FRACTAL ART is truly art – or just something produced by poking patterns into a computer? Isn't it just really random e-graffiti, a fibonacci button mash?
Here we go again… Hopefully it won’t take nearly a century again before fractal art is recog
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!!2 years 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
Stylish Pixels: the Versatility of Fractal ArtFractals have wide application in the modern world, and can be used for purposes as simple as basic screensavers or as complicated as detailed environment generation in games and movies. While fractals can be used as tools, they also can be used to create beautiful, abstract, and awe-inspiring artwork in a virtually limitless number of ways. This article will attempt to do a quick summary of fractal artwork, from basic applications of fractals in artwork, to a look at the community itself.Stylish Pixels: the Versatility of Fractal Art5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Stylish Pixels: the Versatility of Fractal Art
There are three "categories" that I consider encapsulate fractal art as a whole:
- Fractals as "objects" that can be "photographed."
- Fractals as "brushes" that paint and shape various sections of the fractal.
- Fractals as "paint."
Chaotica 0.48 for WindowsDownload for Windows 32/64bit: http://chaoticafractals.com/chaotica_0.48_win_noncommercial.zipChaotica 0.48 for Windows2 years 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 Xyrus-02 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
She LIGHTS up DA!!!Good evening all... I have just heard the sad news about Light's recent loss. In Light's honor, I will do a small feature here (as suggested by the great :iconfractalholic: Rick)...She LIGHTS up DA!!!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Light... I know I am not the first, or the last to say that you have truly made DA's fractal community come alive in your reign as Community Volunteer. Your focus was always on the fractal community here on DA and in celebrating the awesome talent with whom we share cyber space.
And, you, Light, are one of the brightest stars in the most wonderful fractal community on the web!!!
I bet there is more of your art in my favorites gallery than anyone else's. Just about every fractal piece you create is a masterpiece, an inspiration.
Your FlashMob Feature Idea is the best thing that ever happened here. I came to know so many artists that otherwise I might never have crossed paths with, and some of them silently toiled for years with little to no recognition.
As your Grannie passes over/through, I hope her journey
Thank you all for the Birthday Wishes and Gifts!I want to thank everyone for the birthday wishes! The support and kindness of the people I have met on here is by far more than I ever expected and I really appreciate it!Thank you all for the Birthday Wishes and Gifts!1 year ago in Personal More Like This
I also want to thank everyone that included me in birthday dedications for gift art, gifted me points, and cake.
Thank you :iconIdeasplayer: for my very first slice of cake.
Thank you for the points!! :iconDark-Angel669: :iconBlueIvyViolet: :iconCinnamoncandy:
Birthday Dedications I was part of, BEHOLD!
Thank you :icongigi50:
Thank you :iconessolounaquimera:
Thank you :iconSweediesArt:
Thank you :iconBiBiARTs:
Thank you :iconFractalBee:
Thank you :iconmaiarcita:
Thank you :iconwingsofdragons:
Thank you :iconsaza11:
Thank you :iconshiny-shadows:
International Women's Day-Happy 8 March:iconbouquetplz::iconbigheartplz::iconbouquetplz::iconbigheartplz::iconbouquetplz::iconbigheartplz::iconbouquetplz::iconbigheartplz::iconbouquetplz::iconbigheartplz::iconbouquetplz::iconbigheartplz::iconbouquetplz::iconbigheartplz::iconbouquetplz::iconbigheartplz::iconbouquetplz::iconbigheartplz::iconbouquetplz::iconbigheartplz::iconbouquetplz::iconbigheartplz::iconbouquetplz::iconbigheartplz::iconbouquetplz::iconbigheartplz:International Women's Day-Happy 8 March1 year ago in Personal More Like This
International Women's Day (IWD), originally called International Working Women's Day, is marked on March 8 every year.In different regions the focus of the celebrations ranges from general celebration of respect, appreciation and love towards women to a celebration for women's economic, political and social achievements. Started as a Socialist political event, the holiday blended in the culture of many countries, primarily Eastern Europe, Russia, and the former Soviet bloc. In many regions, the day lost its political flavour, and became simply an occasion for men
What is Fractal ArtWe will have a whole week of crazy something. Fractals are pretty and not dangerous at all, altough may cause severe addiction.What is Fractal Art5 months ago in Art Features More Like This
During the Fractal Art week, we will tell about different fractal generating softwares, teach some basic techniques, share some awesome renders, and, of course, chat about fractals, programming, minecraft and love life of certain fractal artists on our chat #Aposhack.
What is Fractal Art?
The very first question here is: what are fractals? TaraRoys made a perfect answer to this question (it is a little flash animation, click to watch):
The world fractal, from Latin fractus (broken, uneven), means : "A geometric pattern that is repeated at ever smaller scales to produce irregular shapes and surfaces that cannot be represented by classical geometry". It was first introduced in 1975 by Benoit Mandelbrot.
Apophysis 7X 15C - Hotfixes #3Two things changed:Apophysis 7X 15C - Hotfixes #32 years 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
Spotlight on DeargRuadher Hey everyone!Spotlight on DeargRuadher2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Today I would like to showcase some work from a great Blender artist :icondeargruadher:
Here we go!
A Dirty Work - Final by DeargRuadher (Don't worry, it's just a bloody scene!)
There it is, go check him out!
Have a great day everybody! :iconglompglompplz:
A Gifted Talent XXIX...MonaDear friends of the arts please allow me to introduce to you Mona and her delightful world of art and wonderment.A Gifted Talent XXIX...Mona2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Since I don't know which region of Earth that Mona calls home let's just assume she is from somewhere out there in the stars. Her imaginative work surely hints at other worldliness. As an artist Mona works mainly within the spectrum of traditional paintings. I am not qualified to go into the wonders of her technique and her unique style of creativity but allow me to say that I feel her work is among the very finest to be seen from the works of the many talented artists on DA. Her color palette is brilliant.
I think her words express best the scope of her artistic intention:
"A few months ago in 2012, I started painting and experimenting with traditional mediums; mostly watercolor and acrylics. Because I didn't have any art school background, in each of my artworks there is a sense of innocent exploration in which I have the freedom to express my emotions. The subject of man
No more noise on reciprocal fractalsNo more noise on reciprocal fractals2 years ago in Personal More Like This
With ReciprocalX,Y,Z functions you can get very awesome variations on IFS formulas, the only problem was that the DE was a lot inaccurate! Particularly in the Navi, the fractal never showed up correctly.
More, the only rotations allowed were multiple of 90°, to keep discontinuities horizontal / vertical...
I solved this annoying problem with reciprocalX3, Y3, Z3 - three new functions! Try them and you will be very surprised.
Even rotations are possible without annoying random cut-planes!
A must try imo. Needless to say; reciprocalX3 is completely different from reciprocalX2 ... There is no way to "convert" them too bad. You must study new parameters!
Just A Few FractalsPlease visit the galleries of these artists.Just A Few Fractals2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Gnome Huts by AureliusCat The Tunnel by dainbramage1
Bordeaux Garden by Avantgarda Leather by BlurWing
Twisted with Gold by coby01 Pink Potpourri by CoffeeToffeeSquirrel
S.E.T.I. by eReSaW Glitchfayse by FarDareisMai
Dark delicious by Fiery-Fire Dragon frieze by FractalDesire
Asiada by fractek Mess in the barn by Jimpan1973
Tuesday feedback hourUPDATE: Tuesday Feedback Hour for this week is over, but you can still link your traditional artworks to get comments/critiques next week, also, don't forget to check out the features in the bottom of this journalTuesday feedback hour2 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
We now have an official Tuesday Feedback hour stamp made by Zedna7, it's really awesome! Also, I welcome on board curlandgrazes, who volunteered to help me give you feedback & critique some of your work as well. Also thanks to DeaconStrucktor, who provided interesting links we all might use:
Deviant Guide: Good comments
Deviant Guide: Good responses
Feature--35:iconshinyheartplz:Feature--351 year ago in Personal More Like This
Featuring my Watchers and Friends who have helped me in a way or another. Thank you so much to each of you!
simple small rose by marob0501prunus by marob0501
Snowy Dogwoods by bewilderedconfused
One plus One Equals LOVE by Iluvbiscuit2My Whole World by Iluvbiscuit2No Matter What... Just Keep On Smiling. by Iluvbiscuit2Beyond the Imperfections by Iluvbiscuit2
sunkissed by Ingelore
~*~ Paradise Beauty ~*~ by ArtBYbeverly:thumb287025071:Daisy Delights! ~ Soft pastel by ArtBYbeverlyThe Heart of the Highlands! by ArtBYbeverly
First work by dolcesunset
Sleepy Birdie by SalemCatCemetery Cat by SalemCatThe Amazing Telekinetic Squirrel by SalemCatThe Nether Realm by SalemCatMy Silent Night by SalemCat
Bluebirds by xJRosex
Light by Ariane-S
Purple Majesty ~ by GypsyHAndoan Playground ~ by GypsyHThe Plant - by GypsyH
In Memory of Mark (kram666)We are sure many of you in the fractal world, here at dA, know of the terrible loss of one of the most amazing fractal artists kram666. Mark was not only a fantastic fractal artist, but also a great friend to many and always full of the nicest things to say. I know I was always dumbfounded why he would ever fave any of my fractals when they never even came close to the work he did, but he was always full of encouragement and never once let a thank you go by without saying, "You're welcome." I know James and I will also miss the wonderful photos of his dear foxes, as well as his gentle free spirit that made dA a nicer place for so many of us. He will truly be missed by us all.In Memory of Mark (kram666)2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Every time we fire one up, we will be thinking of you, Mark!
A Tribute to :iconkram666:
Some of his spectacular fractals: