2011 BMFAC News UpdateBMFAC winners published in print magazine!2011 BMFAC News Update4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
The 25 winners of the Benoit Mandelbrot Fractal Art Contest were contacted in mid February to supply large format files of their winning images and also a short bio explaining their interest in fractal art, software used and general information about their work if they chose to do so. We were also informed that the first exhibit would be held in Logroño, in Northern Spain. Javier Barrallo, a Professor of Mathematics at The University of the Basque Country, Spain and also one of the panelists for the BMFAC was our contact for this. The current exhibit will be in the Casa de la Ciencia (House of Science), in Logroño, the Capital city of RIOJA until June 10th. I'll post a few pictures Javier sent further down. Javier also says he will send more pictures soon.
Also when I was contacted in February, Javier informed me that he had written an article about the BMFAC for a Spanish scientific magazine with all the winning images i
Celebrating Diversity #8Most of you know me for my rather dark surreal and abstract art features, often accompanied with melancholic and depressive music. But this doesn't mean that I'm not paying attention to other genres of art here on deviantART. That is why I like the idea of "Celebrating Diversity". It's an "out of the comfort zone" feature, so to speak.Celebrating Diversity #83 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Absoland by bib993
Oil and Water by quartertofour
186 by StudioUndertheMoon
joy working by RichardLeach
Leave Me Alone by Stardust-Splendor
Comfortable evening... by BioBiopsy
The Best Of October III by Manomatul
Fan Art by quartertofour
Previous issues of "Celebrating Diversity":
Hyper-Surreal Fractal Chess Set - The GAMEThe 3D PRINTEDHyper-Surreal Fractal Chess Set - The GAME11 months ago in Personal More Like This
The Project I have been working on subconsciously for years, which I mentioned in my previous post is now finished.
--- The Hyper Surreal Fractalic Mystical Chess set - My Masterpieces ---
The full set is a play in 7 acts about humanity, the evolution and the quest for knowledge through enlightenment and superfluity until the day when mankind finally became the plague of the planet.
A chess set immensely more surreal than Max Ernsts, Marcel Duchamps and Dalís sets.
Chess was made to be played with pieces of pure fractal mathematics, I now know that!
- Louis XIV as the Gardens of Versailles -
- Maria Theresa while wearing The Hall of Mir
What is fractal art for you?I guess i got an apology to make, beause this was not a matter i took seriously till this week, and, i guess, just got a bunch of things to re-consider. Well, better late than neverWhat is fractal art for you?2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
One characteristic of fractal art is that is fairly reproduceable.
A real master with deep knowledge of fractal software can, just from looking at a piece, find out how it was made, and re-create it. It is actually amazing, and, a while ago, I followed with quite a lot of interest, the "duel" between FractalDesire and zy0rg, when they both tried - and succeeded - in reproducing each other`s artworks.
Generous people share parameters and allow other people to tweak them or just study them and learn. For example, the longest fractal pong on deviantART, by Undead-Academy and batjorge
Fantastic Fractalicious Fractals #19Ohoy, here's the findings for this week! No fussing, just go straight to the pointFantastic Fractalicious Fractals #193 years ago in Personal More Like This
Goodies from the fractal gallery
Check also out :iconbib993:'s 3d fractal prints. I'm not talking about on the wall prints, but real 3d printed objects!!!
And congrats to :iconfractaleyes: She made me freak out with this one. And I'm not even scared of spiders. Just the fat rotund ones with itty bitty legs.
thanks for making me choking my coffee and scare the crap of me and lil'doggie
:iconannakirsten: has provided some nice reading stuff for fractal artists. It's something for every taste. And yes, it 's totally raw fractal
Give'em some love
:icontiffrmc720: She is not new to fractal a
Contributor's Corner - Bib993An On-going Series of Interviews with the Group's ContributorsContributor's Corner - Bib9932 years ago in Personal More Like This
This interview with the group's contributors focuses on bib993 - Jérémie :iconbib993:
XtremeFractals: Jérémie, if you don't mind answering a few personal questions, what can you tell us about yourself? How old are you?
XtremeFractals: What is your profession?
Jérémie: I’m a business developer in an enterprise software company.
XtremeFractals: Where do you live?
Jérémie: I live in Paris, France.
The F Word: Interview With kr0mat1k- - - The F Word - - -The F Word: Interview With kr0mat1k4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Interview with kr0mat1k
Welcome to another edition of The F Word. On this edition, i have an interview with kr0mat1k. Please enjoy my interview with him.
can you please introduce yourself?
My name is Geoffroy, I'm 41, from France, studied Arts at school, had many different jobs, and I'm actually a stage sound ingeneer.
What is the first thing that makes you attracted to Fractal Art?
That's a big question !
Since I can remember, I've always been a science-fiction addict, comics, movies, litterature, TV series.....everything. I was fascinated by those psychedelic environments and colors. Then we got an Amstrad cpc464 (yes the one with the tape recorder ), and I found in a coding book some examples on how to create a computer generated image.
It was basically geometric patterns and some kind of rose-window pictures.
I found some similarity between these images and wh
TriffidiumRaw Parameters Triffidium http://rowratty.deviantart.com/art/Triffidium-376118698?q=gallery%3Arowratty&qo=0Triffidium2 years ago in Personal More Like This
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
New M3D Formulas from ~dark-beam!Hey Everybody!New M3D Formulas from ~dark-beam!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Just a quick heads-up to let you know that our Mandelbulb 3D formula wizard, 'dark-beam'; after a well-deserved sabbatical, has now returned to active service, and has written some fascinating new formulas for our much loved prog!
If you're new to Mandelbulb 3D, and haven't yet got the full - original - 'dark-beam' formula pack, you can download 'new fmlas.zip' from:
For the very latest formula releases, again on 'new fmlas.zip' - including the brilliant new RandCubesIFS - goto:
Note: before downloading you should perhaps rename it, say; 'new fmlas2.zip', in order to avoid overwriting the original .zip file. Got your ears on Luca?
For those of you looking for the very latest version of M3D (v1.8.9) which now features Volumetric Lighting as well as a host of other excellen
Mandelbulb 3D version 220.127.116.11 Beta available now!Hey folks!Mandelbulb 3D version 18.104.22.168 Beta available now!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Jesse has just released a new Beta version of M3D; v22.214.171.124 test.
As ever, it's available for free download from FractalForums.com at:
What's new in the 126.96.36.199 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 - v188.8.131.52 - 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
Meet the Fractal community #2Hey guyzMeet the Fractal community #23 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Welcome to the second edition of Meet the Fractal community !
In few words, Meet the Fractal Community is a bi-monthly interview with an artist of our beloved fractal community.
This week let's have a closer look to piethein21 !
Hey piethein21! how are you today ? Not too stressed about this interview ?
Hey I'm fine today. I'm not stressed at all. It takes a lot to stress me out. Sometimes it would be helpfull to be stressed out. Sometimes on exams I worry not enough and don't pay attention to the test enough. I'm jabbering already I hope it would not be too much for you to read all my nonsense.
First of all, please introduce yourself to the community.
Ok. I'm piethein21 I study in Delft and I'm living in Delft too (only 2 weeks now). I study applied mathematics and hoping to finish my master in 2,5 years from now. As a hobby I cycle (but only in the summer when its not too cold outsid
My deviantART story Well, I'm going to tell to everybody how was my first year on this site on this journal that because I have joined just a year ago.My deviantART story1 year ago in Personal More Like This
How did I discover deviantART? Well, it was pure accidentally, it was probably in 2012, when I was searching some Bejeweled background pictures on Google, and then I have seen some of them on this site (these were posted not by the original author, I discovered that later). Then, I have tipped "www.deviantart.com" because I was wondering what's up there. I have seen lots of pictures, photos and other things.
I was probably 13 in that year, so when I tried to enter on this site it said that
I am too young, so I tried again next year. Until then, I was watching sometimes on this site without the problem that someone is watched. And I have seen in that period some artwork of :icongriffsnuff:, the comic of :icontamberella: , Ink, some 3D fractal pictures made by :iconbib993: and some other things. And
Interesting Mandelbulb 3D Image NewsInteresting email ~Interesting Mandelbulb 3D Image News3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I received an interesting email this morning. Someone contacted me through my Fine Art America site requesting that I make a print available. I forgot to ask how she found the image, as I hadn't even posted it there yet. Anyway, it turns out this person is the daughter of Karl Menger, who's most famous popular contribution to mathematics (according to WikipediA), was the Menger sponge, a three-dimensional version of Sierpinski's carpet. The Menger3 formula (and other forms of it) certainly seem to be some of the most widely used and popular formulas for many that use Mandelbulb 3D.
The image she was interested in was one I recently posted here at DA, Wreck Of The Menger. Eve pointed me to a very interesting video that explains the Menger sponge quite well,
Please helpSee this deviationPlease help3 years ago in Personal More Like This
LOOK AGAIN! I MADE AN EXPLANATION TOO
Art inspiring feature:
Mandelbulb 3D v184.108.40.206 complete prog released!Heads up - again! - folks!!Mandelbulb 3D v220.127.116.11 complete prog released!3 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
Video TutorialsIncendiaIncendiaWiki GeometricaHextilesAuralRFractalsVideo Tutorials2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have added a new section to the IncendiaWiki for Video Tutorials.
The tutorials are at first very simple, but that's because I'm learning how to do them in the right way, so any idea or suggestion is most welcomed.
ps. remember, Incendia is a donationware program and donations are really needed!
Some random posts:
Fractal Art: How We Grew UpJust a little story of how the fractal art galleries and, of course, all the awesome artists grew up .Fractal Art: How We Grew Up1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
I couldn´t include all works that deserved to be here, since it would require quite a big number of posts Hope you fractal artists will help to complete it, by writing your own 10 years story feature
So, lets start with...
10 years ago
9 years ago
8 years ago
Indigo Soul by Lilyas Awakening PRINT by Lilyas
Supermegafoxyfeatures #41Supermegafoxyfeatures #412 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I want to thank you all again for your kindness on my birthday! My dA birthday comes about soon, too yay.
I should also tell you that I got a sort of commission for 10 book covers, so you'll be seeing those at some point if I'm allowed to share them here.
And, my dad can now drink small amounts of clear liquid, so we're giving him Pedialyte and he seems to like it. Hopefully, he can eat after his appointment on September 13th.
I hope you all are doing well! <3
Enjoy these works!
Critique of Fractal ArtCritique of Fractal ArtCritique of Fractal Art8 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The first step is to define what is critique after all. Lets quote Wikipedia (an old version of the article, though):
Critique is a method of disciplined, systematic analysis of a written or oral discourse. Critique is commonly understood as fault finding and negative judgement, but it can also involve merit recognition, and in the philosophical tradition it also means a methodical practice of doubt.
Critique is an accepted and established process of orderly scholarly and public debate. In the fine arts and the humanities, and especially in writing, critique is influenced by the scientific method of analysis. Critique is based upon an informed opinion, and never upon personal opinion. Informed opinion is accepted as being technical knowledge, personal or professional experience, or specified training.
So what does that means?
First, critiques are commonly negative. You are not supposed to point out positive aspects of the work when writing a cri
Supermegafoxyfeatures #43!Welcome!Supermegafoxyfeatures #43!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
How's it going, yo? I'm on a roll with these features for some reason, watch me die out again randomly >>.
Serra da Cantareira by tatasz A Mothers Day by crilleb50 Canteen by Raindropmemory Dragon'sCrown Elf by weila9
. fierce tiger lily . by kiikii-sempai CALLING FOR WAR. by darkconjurer
Elizabeta's Wicked Fantasies by nina-Y
Founders choice FeaturesI have been spending most of the day sorting gallery's and making less gallery's.Founders choice Features3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I have combined "Halloween" and "Christmas" to make "Holiday art"
Also I moved all the following art to the next appropriate gallery's and deleted gallery's below
Monster, monster written, werewolf written, Ghosts and spirits and a few more but I forget now.
Anyways here are the features from the main gallery's hope you enjoy
Darkest manipulation Gallery
Darkest photo gallery
Bloodlust II new by RemusSirion Last Regret by illiara
Hel by Skarbog Rick Genest by 22Zitty22 Curse of Bloodletting by Michael-C-Hayes Silence by Thetrueguilty
Stamps logos and design
:thumb154595569: WHATS THE PIONT - Logo Contest by vampirekingdom :thumb192
Devious Journal EntryMandelbulber v2 2.02 (and 2.01)Devious Journal Entry1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Free download (executables and source): http://sourceforge.net/projects/mandelbulber/
This is one of first releases of Mandelbulber v2. The program was rewritten from scratch to have nice Qt based user interface. I hope you like it.
What is new in compare with old Mandelbulber?
- user interface is based on Qt 5 environment (before was GTK2+)
- instead of separate windows, there is big main window witch all function grouped in movable and detachable docks (View/Save window state stores favorite window configuration)
- most of edit fields has sliders to set value by mouse. Edit fields where range of value is very high, has slider with logarythmic scale.
- new came
Features - May 2012 :DSpecial feature for my friend :iconmarkusvogt: Thank you MarkusFeatures - May 2012 :D4 years ago in Personal More Like This
The guardian by MirellaSantanaa nightmare by vivi-art:thumb294231268:Dream of You by EnchantedWhispersArtIn The Rain by djaleditDOWN IS UP by Patrick2011T h e C r o w m a N by J-u-d-a-sHeart Flame by ROSALIANShadows of Me by NatsPearlCreationSweet Asylum by brandrificusSolitude by melanneart- Symphony of the night - by SandyLynxLeaving Home by NoorL3yoon:thumb301603535:Flora by LorelainW:thumb301694754:Depths of Despair by LadyxBoleynSummer...Verano by Marazul45DON'T YOU REMEMBER? by jamiro827
Have a nice day my dear friends !
This song is haunting me lately
Very like this song