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
Writing Contest - OVER The contest is over! Hurry up and turn in your entires!Writing Contest - OVER4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Alright, well we've had contests for drawing, and a lot of them at that, so me and C-D666 (both writers ) decided to have a writing contest for those who have been left out. Now I can already hear you artists groaning at the prospect and I have a few words for you: Shut up and sit down. Complaining won't get you anywhere. Either try your luck in this contest or wait for the next one, which will surely be a drawing contest once more.
Deadline is: January 6th (Collateral-Damage666's birthday )
The prompt is:
Now I can hear the writers groaning. In which case I repeat the words above. For this contest you can do whatever the hell you want. You can even write a fanfiction if you feel like it! Don't get the prompt? Then don't hesitate as
Mandelbulb 3D version 184.108.40.206 Beta available now!Hey folks!Mandelbulb 3D version 220.127.116.11 Beta available now!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Jesse has just released a new Beta version of M3D; v18.104.22.168 test.
As ever, it's available for free download from FractalForums.com at:
What's new in the 22.214.171.124 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 - v126.96.36.199 - 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
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
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
Fantastic Fractalicious Fractals issue 14The first issue of this year! This time I want to present some of the coolest fractals from 2011, it was really difficult to pick out some faves of the year, you are too good!!! But first, a short resume of last year's happenings.Fantastic Fractalicious Fractals issue 144 years ago in Personal More Like This
What happened last year?
Pretty lot! There have been fractal circles with tweaking fractals around, both in the group :#fractalcircles: and ponging parameters in :#aposhack: , Light SuicideBySafetyPin introduced us for the Inspiration station, the fractal flash mob, a collective feature of different artists. heavenriver has her UF challenge going on http://heavenriver.deviantart.com/journal/Ultra-Fractal-monthly-Challenges-Redux-Vol-12-277027446 and f--l--A--r--k has his Apo challenge http://fav.me/d4l1fc6 and it would be great if we could keep up supporting them! We were catched by :devlindel
Fantastic Fractalicious Fractals #5Finally, the summer break is over. Here I am back with some of the newest findings in the fractal gallery from last week. Go and enjoyFantastic Fractalicious Fractals #54 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Beltaine by mutequackyBugs On The Flowers by Ann-McLarenWooden Spiral by afugattHeavens scent by DoloresMinettesphorl by piethein21Horse Latitudes by esintuWhimsical Design by DsyneGrafixHacked structure by FractalDesireFor Lydia by beautifulchaos1Contagen by BaddadTechnology by eralex61Confusion by Craig-LarsenBuddaDust by BlurWing:thumb254947117:CyberWorld by GygrazokSimplicity by Loony-Lucyfractalville by jmb007Collision by KoAltaiTeMaungaFoggy Autumn by crotafang
The latest gossip among the fractal artists:
Some of our artists have invented a REAL awesome interactive fractal program. You can also download and print it. Go and check these awesome works:
1st Interactive Fractal by TABASCO-RAREMASTER by the generous TABASCO-RAREMASTER
Hot Tabasco by Fiery-Fire by Fiery-Fire
Black tabasco by kr0mat1k by kr0mat1k
Hidden Tabasco by CoffeeToffeeSquirrel: by CoffeeToffeeSquirrel
Be sure to check out the in-depth critique
Mandelbulb 3D v188.8.131.52 complete prog released!Heads up - again! - folks!!Mandelbulb 3D v184.108.40.206 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..... v220.127.116.11!
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 18.104.22.168:
- 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
Important news - MB3Dhttp://www.fractalforums.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=33Important news - MB3D4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
I submitted at FractalForums a new version of the official MB3D, with new versions of my formulas. The additions are "minor" but they can be very important in some cases...
1. I finally was able to do apollonian style fractals, after a long time reading formulas of all sorts. For now the formula is 2D + linear in z but in the future I might be able to do it in full 3D (?).
2. I added two new example files to the parameters (with permission). Open them and examine how they work, you should be able to learn how DIFS work. Also see this tutorial;
I have not enclosed it in the official binary because FF's hosting space is very limited. But you can see it here.
3. I made new versions of Polyfolding for normal fractals and for DIFS; they work a lot better - noise is 100% removed in some cases, or reduced greatly.
Snippy: poem of doomI've a lot of time on my hands living inside the whale and such. ....So, today I wrote a poem about Captain:Snippy: poem of doom4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Oh Captain, my Captain! I say it to mock,
You're lucky as hell but to me you're a c***.
Please spare me the missions, I've no head for heights,
Balloons and big lists lead me only to blights.
Evading the probes of an alien race,
Then having to witness your > : ( angry face...
But what choice have I? I'm involved in these fights,
With Cancerous space-monsters full of red sprites,
And Lemonade weirdos and God knows what next,
Just how can you stay so serene and unvexed?
What price should I pay for your simple delights,
Be eaten by whales after soiling my whites?
I know you won't listen, but you'll come unstuck,
And one of these days you'll run right out of luck,
Your empire will fall, and your ego besides,
It's karma for sure, like the turn of the tides,
And then I will lol, sitting in my own muck,
Coz after all this I just won't
In another Fractal WorldIncendiaIncendiaWiki GeometricaHextilesAuralAuralWikiIn another Fractal World1 year ago in Personal More Like This
This is the first release of Aural. It produces an endless array of musical fractals.
If you know how to use Incendia, you can also now how to use Aural.
You can find it at AuralFractals.Net
Donations are most appreciated!
ps. This is an example that I posted on SoundCloud:
The Link System - 31st editionOn behalf of dALinkSystem I'm proud to present you some of our finest worksThe Link System - 31st edition3 years ago in Art Features More Like This
dALinkSystem is a Group dedicated towards increasing artists exposure by helping others and themselves through a simple and effective "Linking" system. All media is accepted.
Link another artists submission in your artist's comment box. It helps everyone's exposure and finds undiscovered art.
If you still feel a little confused I invite you to go through our DD Awarded User's Manual and the How To Link Video Tutorial
I know it's been a while since my last news article for this, but I really hope things are going to get better and I'll have a little more time to spend here on dA enjoy this wonderful feature
Mandelbulb 3D at DeviantArt and Thanks!Like so many I have become fascinated with Mandelbulb 3D. I use other fractal programs but put most of my time into exploring Mandelbulb 3D. I have to thank a lot of people who have supported my work and given a helping hand with Mandelbulb 3D. However a special thanks goes to Hal Tenny who with his awesome art and tutorials has gotten a lot of artist into Mandelbulb 3D. Here is a small sampling of some of my favorite Mandelbulbs found on DeviantArt.Mandelbulb 3D at DeviantArt and Thanks!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
by :icondsynegrafix: by :icongrahamsym: :iconlen1: by :iconundead-academy: by :iconmoonhigh: by :iconbib993: by :iconsteveabell: by :iconkpekep: by :iconlightbulbmoon: by :iconaureliuscat: KomputerKonstruktion II by MarkJayBee by :iconmarkjaybee: The absentminded philosopher by MANDELWERK by :iconmandelwerk: The Great Machine by EyesOfAcheron by :iconeyesofacheron: The Bots of Andoan by GypsyH by
OUTSTANDING fractals for APRIL!!:iconfireworkplz: Below is a sample of OUTSTANDING Fractals for the month of April. We have so many wonderful and talented artists here that it is always difficult to choose the best of the best.:iconfireworkplz:OUTSTANDING fractals for APRIL!!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconfireworkplz: I hope you will enjoy looking at these pieces as much as I did selecting them......It would be nice if you also take time to visit the profiles of these gifted artists, you will certainly be inspired just as I have been:iconfireworkplz:
A heart a day.... by Gerda1946Welcome...Come On In. by Artico621Grow by FractalDesirecharisma by GLO-HEMini Arc En Ciel by DigithalieApo3D-130323-3 by androceusCopper Flower by twinx85Ars Futur by Xyrus-02Pollinate by PlatinusLiberally Snickering by caffe1neadd1ctApo multiplied diamond by ivankorsarioEpic Perspective by Artico621Red lines by Astrantia01Ary Vine by BarocioSplit by FractalDesireExcuse Me by MzKitty45601Process of self destruction by FractalDesirePrisms by DeTeaStray Cats Strut by ciokkolataMigratory by fractalheadGregorian by FarDareisMaiSilky Smooth by SuicideBySafetyPin:thumb363092084
Controversial OpinionsYou know, sometimes having opinions can make you feel like no one else shares your views, especially if your views aren't being widely vocalized around you. Case in point: It's just been announced that J.J.Abrams will be directing Star Wars 7, and the internet is raging with butthurt about how shitty Abrams is, making over abundant lens flare jokes, and bemoaning the reboot of Star Trek in the process.Controversial Opinions3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Thing is... I like J.J.Abrams. I liked LOST (despite it's shitty/rushed ending). I liked Super 8. I liked Cloverfield. I even enjoyed the recent Star Trek reboot and am looking forward to the sequel. I never had a problem with lens flares or noticed them being over used. And I think overall Abrams has made a fairly consistent batch of quality movies, which is a amazing considering how many directors flip flop between great and shitty.
But I can't often come right out and say that sort of thing because when I do I get attacked for having an opinion that runs counter to the vast majority o
Outstanding Fractals For MARCH 2013:iconlovewhiteplz: There are SO MANY fantastic fractals submitted in this month of March.....that choosing the best of the best was really difficult!:iconlovewhiteplz:Outstanding Fractals For MARCH 20133 years ago in Personal More Like This
:iconlovewhiteplz: I hope that you will enjoy looking at these wonderful beauties as much as I did selecting them. Please do take the time to visit the pages of some of these fine examples and leave a comment......we ALL appreciate it when some one cares enough to write a word or two about our art.....so make someone's day, choose a favorite or leave a comment:iconlovewhiteplz:
Blood Stains by tataszValley of Dreams by ChazagirlEvent Horizon by Steelflex274The Hive by aRTWORKbYgnbARNESShadow. by KondratijPied by SuicideBySafetyPinMarbles on a fractal plane by FractalDesireJUNGLE JAM by buddhakat9Just A Little Curious by SjerZshiny glass creations by Andrea1981GSN Sierpinski 1 by AkuraPareApopotamus by nemitodeMarch Purple 2013 by Frankief:thumb361203898:Dark Waves Wednesday by GraphicLiaApo23-03-13 by DigithalieOne of These Days by JahPickney:thumb3602641
Giveaway winners!Finally the time has come for me to announce the winners! Thank you everyone who gave and this journal. Also, look forward to the art feature and feel free to donate points at anytime so that I can do this again. I'll contact the winners and give the points ASAP.Giveaway winners!3 years ago in Deviant Events More Like This
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4. The-Great-Bunbutchi http://sta.sh/0291w4f2rtiy
5. Sakujochan http://sta.sh/01z4wzsd9s9s
6. miyaotohime http://sta.sh/02976qjhs21d
7. aeriia http://sta.sh/0lpqvzyz941
8. keirui http://sta.sh/
Contest: 2ND ANNUAL-ish Deviation Title Contest!!!UPDATE: The contest is now closed until August 1st when the winners will be announced. Good luck to all who played!!Contest: 2ND ANNUAL-ish Deviation Title Contest!!!4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Every deviation (in my humble opinion) deserves a great title - that is the idea behind this contest....
Participation is simple - note me a deviation title (not one that you have used before) - something you just made up - something clever, funny, thought provoking, dark, existential, inspirational....whatever....include as many as you wish in a note to me...and note me as many times as you wish, if you think of more later!!
IMPORTANT: please be notified that if one of your titles is picked as one of the winners, you are giving me permission to use it as the title for one of my fractal manipulation submissions (you will get credit as a collaborator on the submission, and you can post the piece as well!! - no worries there!!)
When the contest submission date rolls around, a few well-chosen friends and I will take a couple of weeks to pick the top 3 submissions
The Dreaded Artist's BlockThe Dreaded Artist's Block...and Ways to Overcome it . :iconscaredplz:....The Dreaded Artist's Block2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Artist's block might not fit exactly into the "Artist's Toolbox" week, but we all know about it, we all have probably
experienced it, and we all hope it will never come our way again.
When a person is sick in body, eating is sometimes the LAST thing we want to do. But it is necessary to speed our way
to recovery. In the same way, the ideas I would like to set before you may seem like trying to eat something
when you are sick...but these steps may hasten the end of your artist's block. :iconimdeadplz:
And really, you have nothing to lose in trying these suggestions!
1. Put DOWN your instrument of art...paintbrush, pencil, pen etc...and go O
Mandelbulb 3D version 1.8.9....with Volumetrics!VOLUMETRICS in M3D!!!!Mandelbulb 3D version 1.8.9....with Volumetrics!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yep, you read right folks - the new version of M3D now has the facility to render
volumetric light! This will add a whole new level of potential creativity to what is
already a superb piece of fractal software!
As always, get your free download from FractalForums at: http://www.fractalforums.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=47
In Jesse's own words:
"Not sure if this release is too early, but someone might use it for the FractalForums
contest so here it is....and I need some rest!
Please look at the readme for some explanations for the new volumetric function.
What is new in version 1.8.9:
- Volumetric light option.
- Some issues fixed.
- Changing between relative and absolute light angle for global lights preserves the
- Formula update, some sine approximation adds with more options."
I suspect that we'll be seeing a lot of amazing lighting effects over the next few weeks!
Saying Goodbye UpdateJust an update to let you know that arrangements have been made for Gary's funeral on Tuesday. If any of his friends would like to leave condolences they can do so at the link below.Saying Goodbye Update3 years ago in Personal More Like This
I would like to thank all of you for your kind words and I have shared all of the journals and tributes with Gary's family. I am sure they brought some comfort during a difficult time for them.
It would be absolutely awesome if all of you who posted here would go to the link and leave condolences for Gary and his family. I would love to see a vast outpouring of love for a true friend.
No need to leave an additional comment here unless you feel you want to! Check out his photo from a healthier time. He was quite the handsome DUDE!
Thanks so much,
It is with a heavy heart that I post this journal. It is always hard to say good bye to an old and trusted friend, and so much harder when it comes about so suddenly and unexpectedly. Many of my f
Mandelbulb 3D version 22.214.171.124c TestFileHey folks!Mandelbulb 3D version 126.96.36.199c TestFile4 years ago in Personal More Like This
Jesse has updated the latest Beta version of M3D; v188.8.131.52c testfile.
It's available for free download from FractalForums.com at: http://www.fractalforums.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=40
In Jesse's own words, in the 184.108.40.206c Test version:
"Some beta testing is needed because of compiler upgrading,
the changes belong to the intern 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 if you need them, or adjust the ini-dirs to the existing ones.
Notice: 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.
Notice2: in version 220.127.116.11 I changed it to an absolute behaviour, but there are some
issues with hard shadows and/or reflections that are no
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
Art Jams for 2012 CompleteAnd the final Tri-Weekly Art Jam for 2012 is complete.Art Jams for 2012 Complete3 years ago in Personal More Like This
It was a good year for Star Wars, and for the fans of it. Plenty of enthusiasm for the Galaxy Far Far Away within many folks, and that's just a wonderful thing.
Everyone, please give a big hand to the participants for providing such awesome work. Participants, thank you for giving up some of your time and providing such excellent works for everyone to enjoy.
This journal entry shall be closed, and a new one for 2013 shall be created. Thank you all once again!
Here are all the previous jams for 2012 and their entries:
Round 11 - Life Day
Round 10 - Pin them!
Ashoka by RachelWardBounty on Cloud City by GregLakowske
Han and Chewie by GregLakowskeJedi Commission by jamietyndallWhat are you looking at by LastJollyGoodFellowLady Blue by LastJollyGoodFellow
Leia slave by HiOutsider-StudioSW Pin Up by Saxargarm:thumb341756704:Disposable heroes! by Emanpris
Round 9 - Fire At Will!