This week in my MC #10This week in my MC #109 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Hell yeah this week in my MC even more fractalish than ever !
Fractals with parameters by #FractalDreams
Another Shocking Loss! by #XtremeFractals
Selling on the Premium Content Platform by $Ayame-Kenoshi
Site Update, March 7 by $wreckling
Fractal Challenge..........Mandelbulb!!:iconbeachplz: All you Mandelbulb enthusiasts........here is a contest/challenge created especially for you!!!!Fractal Challenge..........Mandelbulb!!6 months ago in Personal More Like This
The theme is "A Day at the Beach"
The software....should you choose to accept....is Mandelbulb.......:iconbeachplz:
:iconbeachplz: 1 entry per person........include in the description that this is for :iconxtremefractals: Mandelbulb Contest...
Contest folder will open June 14, 2013 (The folder will say Current Contest)
Contest ends June 20, 2013
LivingKIFS animationIt`s an experiment in new version of Fragmentarium. Script by KaliLivingKIFS animation3 months ago in Personal More Like This
Inverted Temple - 3D fractal zoomFractal animation made with Mandelbulb3D. The camera moves away from the surface of a 3D fractal object ("SierpHilbert") while rotating, panning out and revealing new fractal panoramas at every round.Inverted Temple - 3D fractal zoom4 months ago in Personal More Like This
Soundtrack: Ear Massage, on LP "Le Cri Du Peuple", courtesy of Musician With Guns
3D fractal videos: https://www.youtube.com/user/bib993
3D printed fractal sculptures: http://www.shapeways.com/shops/3Dfractals
New tools for artists: JWildfire V0.53 releaseJust released JWildfire V0.53.New tools for artists: JWildfire V0.53 release1 year ago in Personal More Like This
Major additions where made to fractal flame editor regarding to controlling image quality at the artist level. There is now an antialiasing option which you can specify at the transform level and some additional powerful gradient manipulation tools.
Complete list of changes:
- new antialising option on the transform level, you can control this by two parameters: amount (how many samples are affected by this effect) and radius (how strong is the antialasing effect)
- new gradient manipulation functions: invert and reverse gradient
- new gradient manipulation properties: blur and frequency
- changed the layout of the main toolbar so that it better resizes according to different screen resolutions
- new built-in script example (based on "Mobius Dragon" by penny5775)
- using multiple threads for tonemapping of the realtime preview which should result in smoother behaviour on most machines
- fixed a bug in the Elliptic variation (now should work like the old *
Mandelbulb 3D version 126.96.36.199 TestFileHey folks!Mandelbulb 3D version 188.8.131.52 TestFile2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Jesse has just released a new Beta version of M3D; v184.108.40.206 testfile.
As ever, it's available for free download from FractalForums.com at:
What's new in the 220.127.116.11 test version:
In Jesse's own words:
"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 an easier handling. For now you have to undo
the parameters or reload default ones.
Notice2: in version 1.797 I changed it to an absolute behaviour, but there are some
issues with hard shadows and/or ref
Mandelbulb 3D v18.104.22.168 Now availableHey folks!Mandelbulb 3D v22.214.171.124 Now available2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Jesse has just released a new version of M3D - v126.96.36.199.
As ever, it's available for free download from FractalForums.com
What's new in version 188.8.131.52:
- Stereo issue on cuts in stereo mode solved.
- Dyn fog on its max count increased.
- 24 bit SSAO option border reflect value to reduce border issues.
- AO calc time included.
- History folder containing parameters automatically stored.
- "Threadboost" can be disabled in the internal tab.
Update by Luca:
Fixing for DE (and color) of UmbrellaIFS, plus updated BoardIFS with colors.
And added extra colored shapes: Smiley and Beer Cup.
Update 2 by Luca:
Fixing for DE of AmazingIFS, plus added some extra stuff...
LucaGN/DarkBeam's formula pack - 'new fmlas.zip' - can be downloaded from: http://www.fractalforums.c
8 Advantages of using Linux over WindowsSo, you’re a new, or fairly moderate Linux user, who wants to know what the true advantages of Linux over Windows are? There are several advantages of Linux, and of course, some disadvantages to using the Linux operating system. This article covers 5 advantages of using Linux over Windows, and lists a few disadvantages as well.8 Advantages of using Linux over Windows2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Advantages of Linux:
Cost – The most obvious advantage of using Linux is the fact that it is free to obtain, while Microsoft products are available for a hefty and sometimes recurring fee. Microsoft licenses typically are only allowed to be installed on a single computer, whereas a Linux distribution can be installed on any number of computers, without paying a single dime.
Security – In line with the costs, the security aspect of Linux is much stronger than that of Windows. Why should you have to spend extra money for virus protection software? The Linux operating system has been around since the e
New Book ~ Standard AffairShameless Self Promotion ~New Book ~ Standard Affair2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Yeah, I'm still missing in action. I did get my second book published on Amazon though! And of course I wanted to thank everyone who bought a copy of the first one. I've been on DA for about three years and not sold a single piece of art here. (I will keep trying!) I've sold about a dozen books thus far so I felt it was worth the effort to get the second one published.
The new book is called Standard Affair: A science fiction adventure. Here's a little description of it. Standard Affair is a science fiction adventure that takes you away from earth and gives you your first taste of contact with advanced alien races. A morsel that may just leave a bad taste in your mouth. Owen Ricks, a retired military officer, is unwillingly thrust into the role of ambassador of earth when he hitches a ride on a disabled space craft that he h
Un-Occupy the InternetAre you tired of stupid governments trying to institute laws which regulate your internet use?Un-Occupy the Internet2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Are you sick of feeling like your voice is not being heard?
Have you tried some form of protest (in whatever country you might live), only to be beaten, tear gassed, or otherwise told to "shut up!"
Are you, like so many of us world-wide, disgusted with the unequal distribution of wealth? Sick of being part of the 99%?
Well, I have the cure...
Last month, we all saw just what kind of power we actually have... we shut down SOPA/PIPA
Millions of people world-wide decided we didn't want this stupid law, and we said so, in a very clear, very loud voice... and we can do the same to protest everything else we feel is wrong with the world.
This being leap year, we have one extra day this month, February 29, and I propose that we all Un-Occupy the Internet on that day.
What do I mean by this? My proposal is simple, and requires absolutely no effort on your part, in fact, it requires eve
Latest update to M3DHi folks!Latest update to M3D2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Jesse has just released an update to Mandelbulb 3D: version 1.7.7.
It's available - free as always! - from: http://www.fractalforums.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=33 at FractalForums.com.
Details of the update:
- Several bug and glitch removals.
- Replaced the average DE combinate method with an inverting and max comb.
- The animation rendering generates "dummy" output files, so many computers
can render on the same output directory with the "not overwrite existing
files" option checked.
- Big renders output tiles can be "single numbered" used by stitching programs.
- Maps can be numbered up to 32000 instead of 255.
- Rightclick options on formula tab headers to move and copy formulas.
- Formula update.
More SOPA Updates and general info...This is an edit of my previous Posts on this topic, all formerly posted info is still available further down in this journal.More SOPA Updates and general info...2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Big News that only leads to more questions
Today, the US Department of Justice has taken down the New Zealand company MegaUploads on charges of distributing copyrighted materials.
One has to ask, since when does the US DoJ have jurisdiction in NZ?
But even more importantly, if they can do this, what the HELL so we need SOPA/PIPA for?
In other news, this is unsubstantiated at present, but I saw some posts on G+ stating that a group known as "Hactivists" have taken their own action:
"Hacktivists with the collective Anonymous are waging an attack on the website for the White House after successfully breaking the sites for the Department of Justice, Universal Music Group, RIAA and Motion Picture Association of America.
Mandelbulb3D v184.108.40.206 BetaThere is a new Beta version of Mandelbulb3D by Jesse at Fractal Forums. Version 220.127.116.11 Beta. Available here http://www.fractalforums.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=30 ENJOY, check out the Inside/Outside rendering options.Mandelbulb3D v18.104.22.168 Beta2 years ago in Personal More Like This
A feature: my new (and old) friends ::1::In the last weeks, I added many new fractalists and artists to my devwatch list; along with that, I realized I never featured some of my friends who really deserve it.A feature: my new (and old) friends ::1::2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Here's the first (of many, I hope! ) article featuring my new (and old) friends and their incredible artworks.
Life's inception by *Theli-atMagnetic by *Theli-at
Starlight by *afugattGothic Roses by *afugattJonathan by *afugatt
Mb3d_060c Print by ~RaydianzeMb3d_071e Print by ~RaydianzeMb3d_068b Print by ~Raydianze
Julian Apparatus by ~quartertimeSteamhouse by ~quartertimeMoire Castle by ~quartertime
Cool Blue Too by ~CO99A5Break On Through by ~CO99A5Out of the Fog Once More II by ~CO99A5
Smile of the Machine by ~ulliroyalICE FLOWER by ~ulliroyalMODERN TIMES by ~ulliroyal
Moonlight Serenade by *GLO-HEsummertime by *GLO-HE:
Mandelbulb 3D ~ Mastering 3D NaviBet that got your attention ~Mandelbulb 3D ~ Mastering 3D Navi2 years ago in Personal More Like This
Well I'm sorry to suck you in by that devious title! I haven't mastered anything, but I did finally put together all the useful advice given in comments from a recent journal (http://haltenny.deviantart.com/journal/42966411/) I wrote on navigating with the 3D Navi tool. The funny thing is I brought up my solution to navigating at Fractal Forums back in May and ~FractKali responded with a much better solution than mine, and I either didn't read it thoroughly or simply didn't understand it. So I want to make it clear that I am simply passing along advice from the comments I've received here and at Fractal Forums. I just want to organize and better explain the procedure in case any have missed some of the comments.
I almost always offer this disclaimer. I readily claim that I am far from an expert with MB3D. If beaten over the head with information enough times, it eventually
Members Feature....Vidom and 0cQfe77a588aeM:iconroseredplz: This week we take a look at the galleries of :iconvidom: and :icon0cQfe77a588aeM:Members Feature....Vidom and 0cQfe77a588aeM6 months ago in Personal More Like This
:iconvidom: comes to us from Milan, Italy and has been with DA for 4 years.......and :icon0cQfe77a588aeM: lives in Sierra Leone, on the west coast of Africa.....and has been with DA TEN (yes 10)!! years!:iconroseredplz:
:iconroseredplz: Below is a small sample of the gallery of :icon0cQfe77a588aeM:
:iconroseredplz: Below is a small sample from :iconvidom: gallery
Red thorns hall by *VidomDance of stillness in resonating agates by *VidomThe Brewery by *VidomMandel Industries by *VidomSuonoplastico by *VidomContinuity by *VidomAutumn in Morocco by *Vidom:thumb135620
Monochrome Contest and Fractal Gradient Project:iconlovepurpleplz: We are running a contest based on the ideas of :iconABlipinTime: where fractals must be submitted with a monochrome gradientMonochrome Contest and Fractal Gradient Project7 months ago in Personal More Like This
:iconloveyellowplz: Any fractal software can be used.....because you will be judged 70% on how well you distribute the monochrome color.
:iconloveredplz: A monochrome scheme is a set of tints and shades of one hue. A tint is a hue (like red) mixed with white. A shade is a hue mixed with black.
:iconlovewhiteplz:Monochrome schemes don’t have to be black-and-white (although they can be)
:iconloveblueplz:http://pinterest.com/yolocolorhouse/monochromatic-colors/ This is a link to show you a variety of monotone pallettes.....these could help you try your own! You could make your own in DA Muro or some other paint program. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Monochrome This link is provided by :icongrannyogg: from Wikipedia which gives a written explanation of Monochrome for those who
Winners of the "Rainbow Spring" Fractal :icontwinkleplz: There were so many lovely fractals submitted to our contest. I am so pleased with the people who participated :icontwinkleplz:Winners of the "Rainbow Spring" Fractal 8 months ago in Personal More Like This
First Place Winner by :iconboxtail:
He wins 100 points
Custom fractal made by the awesome :icondsynegrafix:
Mini feature in our next feature journal
:icontwinkleplzur :Runners-up" include the following::icontwinkleplz:
:icontwinkleplz: Each of these entries receives 35 points :icontwinkleplz:
(None of the above points were taken from our SUPER GROUP collection fund at :iconthextremefractal:......these winner points were donated by various people specifically for this contest)
Featured member - VidomMember features are back! This weeks feature was suggested by *tatasz and when I entered *Vidom's gallery I was blown away, it's full of amazing Mandelbulb3D work and well worth checking out.Featured member - Vidom9 months ago in Art Features More Like This
Protection by *Vidom Sketch - Airport shops by *Vidom
If you have any suggestions for members you think deserve a feature then send us a note
Fractal challenges and competitions -
:iconultra-fractal-redux: March challenge http://ultra-fractal-redux.deviantart.com/journal/March-2013-Challenges-356925023
*heavenriver UF March challenge http://my.deviantart.com/art/Ultra-Fractal-monthly-Challenges-Redux-Vol-26-357059800
:iconfractal-flowers: March color is purple http://fractal-flowers.deviantart.com/journal/FOTM-March-Purple-folder-open-357031172
:iconapocontest: March contest http://apo
Mandelbulb 3D - Version 1.8.7beta-1 testJesse has released another updated beta version of Mandelbulb 3D: v1.8.7beta-1 testMandelbulb 3D - Version 1.8.7beta-1 test10 months ago in Personal More Like This
This is just the executable and readme; get it at: http://www.fractalforums.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=45
(You will need to have installed the full version 1.8.2 x1: http://www.fractalforums.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=43 prior to adding this update)
As always, in Jesse's own words:
"Ok, this is for those who like testing, only the executable with readme included, save your current program first when replacing it with this version....
Because of the extended hybrid combination option in the 1.8.7 version, it can cause some color shifts and different results in certain combination modes, nevertheless please report any unusual issues, thx!
Included is a simple html readme.
What is new in version 1.8.7:
- Fixed issues in the navigator and lighting.
- 'Smooth' option when calculating only one hard shadow.
- New but slow Monte Carlo
AND THE WINNERS ARE.............First I would like to thank everyone that entered the contest, being our first I know we had some issues and I am hoping that we will have a better turnout next time. Paul and I had a tough time picking our favorite one but now that we have, here are the winners of the first annual Realm Halloween contest!AND THE WINNERS ARE.............1 year ago in Personal More Like This
1st Place goes to :iconNICELabs: for his outstanding piece "The Crypt"
2nd Place goes to :iconDsyneGrafix: for his amazing fractal piece "Egg Pod.
3rd place goes to a new comer to the 3D art world :iconMsThemis: for her Gangnam Style inspired Zombie and tomb raider image.
Please take a minute to congratulate the winners and I hope to see everyone for the next contest!
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...MARK1 year 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 &
Update for Mandelbulb 3D - v1.8.3Jesse has released an updated version of Mandelbulb 3D - v1.8.3!Update for Mandelbulb 3D - v1.8.31 year 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
Look at the group faves! + A Mandelbulb3D contest!Hi there, I am Luca Please take a look from time to time to the group's faves, there are amazing and breathtaking pics like those;Look at the group faves! + A Mandelbulb3D contest!2 years ago in Art Features More Like This
If you use Mandelbulb3D, you can enter to this contest!
If you don't know how to use it, you can try to learn looking at those tuts;
The program itself and other stuff can be found here instead.
The beta version has some bugs, but also stunning features. So have fun. And good luck if you will enter the contest