Mandelbulb 3D version 188.8.131.52 Beta available now!Hey folks!Mandelbulb 3D version 184.108.40.206 Beta available now!3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Jesse has just released a new Beta version of M3D; v220.127.116.11 test.
As ever, it's available for free download from FractalForums.com at:
What's new in the 18.104.22.168 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 - v22.214.171.124 - 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!!1 year 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
Mandelbulb 3D v126.96.36.199 complete prog released!Heads up - again! - folks!!Mandelbulb 3D v188.8.131.52 complete prog released!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Jesse has released an updated version of Mandelbulb 3D v1.8.8, and it's..... v184.108.40.206!
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 220.127.116.11:
- 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
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!1 year 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!!2 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
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 20132 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
The Dreaded Artist's BlockThe Dreaded Artist's Block...and Ways to Overcome it . :iconscaredplz:....The Dreaded Artist's Block1 year 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
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!!!3 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
Writing Contest - OVER The contest is over! Hurry up and turn in your entires!Writing Contest - OVER3 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
Beware of Some Tutorials... This is just my opinion. I have to lead with that. Everyone is free to agree or disagree and disregard.Beware of Some Tutorials...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I've had loads of people over the past few months ask me to create tutorials.
I never have. I'm not sure when I will, and I'll tell you why. Deviantart is filled to the brim with the most *awful* tutorials. And now that "Tutorials" have a priority category ( meaning they get to the front page every single time regardless of how many hits they get), some users have been creating tutorial after tutorial just to abuse that loop hole.
Thing is, I find a lot of these people who create the tutorials, have no business creating them in the first place o_o;. Some of them ( not all) aren't doing it to be helpful to the masses. Some of them are doing it to try to make one (to see if they can set it up, to see if they can make it interactive), or to see if they can use the exploit. Those people are not helping you.
Mandelbulb 3D version 1.8.9....with Volumetrics!VOLUMETRICS in M3D!!!!Mandelbulb 3D version 1.8.9....with Volumetrics!2 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 Update2 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 18.104.22.168c TestFileHey folks!Mandelbulb 3D version 22.214.171.124c TestFile3 years ago in Personal More Like This
Jesse has updated the latest Beta version of M3D; v126.96.36.199c 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 188.8.131.52c 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 184.108.40.206 I changed it to an absolute behaviour, but there are some
issues with hard shadows and/or reflections that are no
How to gain more exposure on deviantART!So you think you're a pretty good artist, and have some decent pieces, but nobody to show. Or perhaps you're a learning artist who wishes to attract more attention to your pieces to get advice and criticism. Sound like you? I know it sounds like me!How to gain more exposure on deviantART!7 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Many artists on deviantART wish that they could have more exposure in the art world, but I've noticed that not many of them know how to go about doing so. There are actually many options, and we shall examine them thoroughly, to hopefully get you more exposure!
First off, just so that we're all on the same page, please don't expect exposure if you have nothing in your gallery. You need to be serious and dedicated about this. Also, ALWAYS make sure that the work is your own, and not stolen from someone else. It will surely get back to the artist from which you took it from, and you will be severely penalized.
Now that we've cleared that up, we'll begin!
1. The most common way to get exposure, comments and favourites is to
The Golden Age Of Travel PostersThe Golden Age Of Travel Posters2 months ago in Art Features More Like This
The Golden Age Of Travel Posters
Vintage Miami Florida Travel Poster
Canoeing the lagoons of Cerulean City, strolling through Wonderland, zipping to Jupiter’s moons and more adventures have been promised in travel posters.
Of course these locations are exotic dream destinations, fantasy worlds, but there was a time when travel itself to very real locales in this world was a special and fantastical undertaking. Vintage travel posters take us back
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
Improvement ChallengeI was reading AbelPhee's Journal entry about challenging and improving ones art and its really got me thinking iv been painting drawing the same stuff for years and its becoming stagnant and repetitive i'm going to challenge my art skills and get out of my comfort zone and try this 30 day challenge and hopefully broaden my skills.Improvement Challenge2 years ago in Personal More Like This
I wont be able to Art every day because of work and socialing but i will make the effort for this, i'll mainly be posting my day to day works on my Tumblr Site http://teggyart.tumblr.com/ but i might clump them all on a page at the very end and post them on here.
ANYONES welcome to join me in this its a fantastic idea thank you so much to the lovely AbelPhee for thinking it up.
30 Days of Art Improvement Challenge
Are you tired of feeling like your art just isn't improving? Do you want to do a 30-day challenge that's actually useful? Welcome to 30 Days of Improvement Hell. >
I made this because I've been feeling super 'blah' about my art these day
KiwilandEXTREME STREET PHOTOGRAPHY - VIIKiwiland1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
Are there places were street photography is impossible? Are there countries easier than others, or harder than others? How is it street shooting like in exotic places, or places you never visited, places that are completely different from what you are used to? I asked a few street photographers around the world to share with us their experiences.
This article was written for us by Doug Richards aka :iconDougNZ: from New Zealand.
Chuck Close, an American painter and photographer, said:
“I always thought that inspiration is for amateurs. The rest of us just show up and get to work. You sign onto a process and see where it takes you. You don't have to invent the wheel every day. Today you'll do what you did yesterday and tomorrow you'll do what you did today. Eventually you'll get somewhere. Every great idea I ever had grew out of work itself. If you’re going to wait a around for
How to get a Secret submitted.. OPEN!Send your secret to DeviantArtSecret@gmail.comHow to get a Secret submitted.. OPEN!2 years ago in Personal More Like This
You are invited to anonymously contribute your secrets to DeviantArtSecret.
Each secret can be a regret, hope, funny experience, unseen kindness, fantasy, belief, fear, betrayal, erotic desire, feeling, confession or childhood humiliation.
Reveal anything – as long as it is true and you have never shared it with anyone before.
For help or assistance, visit the INTERNATIONAL SUICIDE PREVENTION WIKI.
One Secret at a Time per Person
Due to the size of DAS, it is necessary to limit submissions to one secret at a time per person.
DO NOT send in more than one secret at a time.
Always wait for your current secret to be submitted to DAS before sending in your next secret. This will also ensure that your secret is submitted in the order of when i
Happy late Halloween - Sweet and Sour FeaturesHello fellow deaviantsHappy late Halloween - Sweet and Sour Features4 years ago in Art Features More Like This
Unfortunately almost noone answered to my journal where I was asking for
pic suggestions. Well - I've made my own choices anyways but yeah. Bad
luck for you I guess
So why is this article so late? Well yesterday was Halloween right? I
have been to a Halloween Party with two Friends, even though the
Halloween over here isn't what Halloween is over there in the US - no
children running around playing Trick or Treat and the Parties are kinda
lame as well, but we still had fun. I dressed up as some kind of Witch
and my friend went as Black Widow. Only our male compagnion wasn't
dressed up - but he came in for free since he knew the staff
Anyways - Here I goe with my late Halloween Feature. Please FAV the
article and show the artists some love or I will send someone to haunt
Ghibli Artbooks part II (IMAGE HEAVY)Hey guys! This is Part II of the Ghibli Artbook post - and contains Ponyo, Spirited Away, Totoro, and Howl's Moving Castle.Ghibli Artbooks part II (IMAGE HEAVY)5 years ago in Personal More Like This
It's Wednesday, which means time for me to post photos of another one of my art-books! This week I've got a HUGE batch of Ghibli photos for you. Including photos from SIX Studio Ghibli art-books.
Oga Kazuo Art Collection (Ghibli Background artist)
The art of Howl's Moving Castle (thanks to my lovely roommate :iconangelliv: for loaning it to me).
The Art of Spirited Away
The Art of Princess Mononoke
The Art of Ponyo
and The Art of Totoro
So yeah - LOTS of images. I realize that there is an ABUNDANCE of Ghibli pictures on the web - that's why I'm doing all of these books in one batch. I've also tried to find the images that aren't common on the net.
Like always - These images are photos with the purpose of motivating artists to draw and create their own works. This is only a SMALL number of the images in each book, I suggest everyone buys the books themselves from A
2011 BMFAC News UpdateBMFAC winners published in print magazine!2011 BMFAC News Update3 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
ADDRESS DESIGN CONTEST ++ WIN $70! ++ GIVEAWAY!PRIZE LIST BELOW! YOU CAN WIN $70 + A BUNCH OF OTHER STUFF!ADDRESS DESIGN CONTEST ++ WIN $70! ++ GIVEAWAY!11 months ago in Personal More Like This
ALSO SCROLL DOWN FOR 300 GIVEAWAY!
IMPORTANT NOTICE JUNE 30TH: PLEASE VOTE ON THIS POLL.Thank you all who voted on the poll. While the majority of you voted on YES, I can't just ignore the people who voted on NO, as there's a big chance they may be one of the winners. So I have made a decision that should be alright for all my contestants!:
3 runner-up places have been added to the prize list, each getting $10. BUT I will only use their design if they feel comfortable with me using their design when they got a smaller prize. If you win a runner-up place, but don't feel comfortable with me using the design, I will not use it and you will still get the prize. I hope everyone is happy with this decision! If not, please tell me and I will try t
Fractal Software to Create Beautiful Fractals.Fractal Software To Create These Beautiful FractalsFractal Software to Create Beautiful Fractals.1 year ago in Art Features More Like This
There are many different kinds of fractal generating software out there, just waiting for an artist to create beautiful fractal images.
Many of them are free and some of them even have creators who are members here at Deviant Art!.
There are groups available that are devoted to specific programs....and there are groups that solicit your art no matter which
software you choose to use.
This journal will by no means be exhaustive, or complete....
.....but will give you some idea as to where YOU might like to start on your fractal-creating journey.