Members Feature....Vidom and 0cQfe77a588aeM:iconroseredplz: This week we take a look at the galleries of :iconvidom: and :icon0cQfe77a588aeM:Members Feature....Vidom and 0cQfe77a588aeM 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
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! 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
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 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)
Fractal Challenge..........Mandelbulb!!:iconbeachplz: All you Mandelbulb enthusiasts........here is a contest/challenge created especially for you!!!!Fractal Challenge..........Mandelbulb!! 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
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!! 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 2013 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
New Folder in XtremeFractals:iconxtremefractals:New Folder in XtremeFractals in Personal More Like This
We are happy to announce that we now have a new folder in our group
"Fractal Inspired" is for all those creations which, though not necessarily created by fractal programs, are visually inspired by fractal designs.
This could be sculpture, painting, textiles etc; so long as the fractal inspiration is visually apparent in the piece.
Check out these two examples from our first artists to be featured in the new folder...
Thanks to teddybearcholla for suggesting examples
Please spread the word, let everyone know all about this new feature and let the fractal inspiration flow!
Colorful Beauties Created in Fractal Images....Everyone who knows me in the fractal community, knows I adore colorsColorful Beauties Created in Fractal Images.... in Personal More Like This
of all kinds....Loud ones...soft ones....analogous....triad...cool colors...warm colors
neutral colors and every color in between. Below you will see a wonderful
rainbow of fractals created by our members....Enjoy...
A Heavy Heart!Today I come to you with a Heavy Heart that is oddly filled with Happiness!A Heavy Heart! in Personal More Like This
I know that sounds strange , but let me explain! Back on Mar 25, 2011 I decided to form Xtreme Fractals on the chance of creating the best Fractal Group on DA! To some end I think we have accomplished that! It was not easy however, and in the beginning I really struggled with just the basic functions of the group! Then I meet a Wonderful, Patient, Kind and Well Respected (and Loved ) person we all know as GypsyH She took me by the hand and together we built this amazing group together for some time, about a year, before we brought in MalDudemaker and later Lady-Compassion
Today, when I logged onto da I had a note from Gypsy telling me that she was requesting to step down as Co-Founder of the Group, because her life had changed so much that she just could not devote time to the group!
Sadly, reluctantly, painfully I honored her request! But, I am so happy that her life is so fulfilled and that she
SOPA- Share your thoughtsMany of you will be aware of the recent SOPA and PIPA bills proposed to combat online piracy.SOPA- Share your thoughts in Personal More Like This
While I`m sure that most people who read this journal would agree that online theft is not in any way a good thing, i hope you will also agree that the best way to deal with any problem is in a manner appropriate to the existing issues.
To put it another way... a spider in the corner of your bedroom may cause you distress, but you don`t seal off your bedroom as a way to prevent the spider continuing to bother you.
SOPA (Stop Online Piracy Act) and PIPA (Protect IP Act) are, in my opinion, potential brick walls that will certainly seal that pesky spider away (untill it finds a way around) and in the meantime you lose your bedroom too.
For anyone who does not know what these proposed laws mean, in a nutshell it will give the government the right to censor any sites hosting anything classed as `infringement`.
This has further reaching possibilities than it first appears. This is
no one saw the Kingdom of Atlantas' comingno one saw the Kingdom of Atlantas' coming in Personal More Like This
illustration brought to you by :iconpalasferas:click to view
narrative by me
There was a small girl, given the name SweeTides for having been born the day of the tallest wave crash in the memory of the land, and likened enough to which, she shown of wings just like twin tidal splashes. She lived by the sea, and dreamed incessantly of its rises and falls, and one morning she awoke and all of the locals were gone.
She looked and called, no one showed, and the sun looked silvery and wavering. Against its dark and graying shimmers she ran ran along the white picketing, still in search of someone. She was swaying on her feet, as if threatening to faint, her shoulder struck the far corner of the picketing and something bopped out of the far corner.
She opened her eyes, a white-and-black checkered beast held her head in its chubby lap feeding her cakes from out of its squares. “do you know what’s happened…” she sa
a piece from my published articleMother mammals sometimes leave one among their young after a moment’s examination. Tribespeople at times assign members to the outskirts of the camp, for reasons that can be any of many. In our time and place in particular, a person’s, maybe a child’s, exhibiting signs of difference can signal a cessation of welcoming embrace, and possibly further, an onslaught of abuse. It may only start with a “difference” for a developing individual’s life to snowball into an intricate “history” fraught with thorns and confusions.a piece from my published article in Personal More Like This
It does not have to change any for the better. I once questioned where in fact it might end, but, one only need to tour the districts of our town, all the scattered places, and the question really needs no answer.
One could be “caught in the middle” somehow, how does such a turn as that conclude? Days may seem brief, yet endless in the passing altogether, the comforts of the dwe
return meYou were so far from me, but here see now I have traced your abandon,return me in Personal More Like This
now I must stop your further advance—I thought I really injured you my Doctor,
thought I watched you lurch and cross your heart, I demand to know, what you believe my intent to be,
my Doctor I hold you in my endearment like a baby you are anything but my prey you are a treasure too jeweled for my hands,
what cross-country fight must I run through to have you return to me, look at my weapons my Doctor,
coddle your garments amidst the sound of my voice, tease your grace over the curve of my smile, this is what I bear to recapture you, send your muscle
the waterDon’t I believe your placidity, your batting eyes, your gentle nod, you none suspectthe water in Personal More Like This
That I note your head’s slight hang, or the deep impressions sunk below your sight,
You would not picture me, able to reach across into those hints of a yesterday
Scoured with muddy, cold executions at morning’s wake
I plea with you do not take this instant to run free of this place full of regret yet again
I wish you to look, another morning is slowly lashing out, I will teach you a different way
Cast yourself toward the Two Blues where I throw my hand, I want you there, down by
The water, not to worry, just place your self there on the marsh flowers, push yourself
away from shore, and I will be your canopy against the spray of the waves, propel your
babyheart further out, as if by challenge, with your total circular strike, no matter how far
I will overhang your body’s vessel, taking the weather’s twists
too closeIt makes me wish to grab and consume you in kiss when your eyes draw themselves slowly into slits and that drowsy grin surfaces about your sunlit beam, yet at the turn of that uncounted second where that drowsy grin snaps into black slice almost three times the size of your face after your head cracks into a tilt never then do you wake to the idea you’ve seduced me too many paces over the Deep End I Want To Go Back when you fracture your Leer six separate ways and you poise surrounding me I am reduced to a baby boy’s timidity as you lean down to put your face in my view with no escape nothing breaks your bliss that you’re sweetening me several grasps above the revolving ledge Let Me Off The Ridetoo close in Personal More Like This
And when you punctuate the darkness with your satisfied return to the drowsy grin and the slit onlook I fall from a shot’s piercing, multi-flights to the gravel
look at meI languish here in waiting arrest, sharing my last breaths with your atmospherelook at me in Personal More Like This
Grasping desperately at what will be my last handfuls of your hot wavelengths
And you will not give me your face
Without your eyes on me I will not breathe again, my future shall ship toward
It’s far port in hollowness
Your binding lengthens down my fallen stare, your shoulders flower away lacing
with my horizon, layered in Amarillo silk
I cannot command you to part those curtains, you are not obliged to ever spin me
Your golden nectar secrets
violent lookNow as before I’ve caught you here before sunrise, upon your bundled skirt supported on your knees reaching low enough to recline the all of you forward to pluck those little purple blossoms..you clutch them as if for warmth against your abdominal, raise and forward yourself on your fores down a touch closer to the shadowed creek’s hook to scavenge the ones tangled with the cattails…your head always so low, your eyes nearly throwing their own pools of ink, the rest of you so like moving paper from a distance, so like cream should I see any closer…do you mean for me to know that you ache to the strum of this farcast spectral hang….i thought you did it just for me.violent look in Personal More Like This
I want to hold your bouquet, my hold cups out and up to weigh you above me with your blooms in my face, squeeze them to me and let your vision flow down over mine,
I shall taste your purple milk
Devious Journal EntryI would be your sediment rock if you would lengthen your grain along my tableDevious Journal Entry in Personal More Like This
I have brought myself to my knees, bring your expanse to where I can touch it
I reach aside, and pull the drapery of the water’s edge to cover you
And as I swaddle you in its folds I crush you too close in my palms
And both my fists bear you above my head, crush myself against your swells
And finally I taste your plunge, I come away with a mouth deeply gorged
upon the banks encircling the springs
Big Tinsel AngelNever would I have fallen so defeated, and forever thence under duressBig Tinsel Angel in Personal More Like This
For any finding, except for you,
Barking your iron air at my unsuspecting shudder, then letting go my countenance to slouch
Over with insides churning in open ruin….
Next I see you, you’ve multiplied, enough to face me wherever I turn
You lower your faces to my hunched watchings, tickle the locks of my hair from behind
As you coo serenely to my cheeks, hot wet moisture from your teeth and nostrils
Of your haunts befallen me few and far between, I have taken to catch your ghost
To warm my bereaved body, hungry still for that first time
I lean just plenty to kiss your navel, you twist your neck down that phantasmic way
And sink your teeth in my underarm
O beauteous horror, squeeze me dry my shedding tears
WizardaughterSo long since some unstable foothold in my life well done, did that downpour of blight too deep, streaked with tongues of galaxy dispersal, that whole cape coming down all over you, convince me with a grip that I needed your elusive rising hills of such radiating wealth. When I was so young I didn’t fathom how to ask, how I should draw nearer, that maybe I should just seize your nature and submerge myself in it. It is nearer time I should assume your place, my eclipsed buttercup, and still I need your calling to me from the rolling yesterdays passing my stairs. I kiss your grace with the promise that the art of your cleansing motion I have taken, and I shall wield your will enough to wave all gravity into disarrayWizardaughter in Personal More Like This
Update for Mandelbulb 3D - v1.8.3Jesse has released an updated version of Mandelbulb 3D - v1.8.3!Update for Mandelbulb 3D - v1.8.3 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
Latest update to M3DHi folks!Latest update to M3D 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.
Mandelbulb 3D version 220.127.116.11 Beta available now!Hey folks!Mandelbulb 3D version 18.104.22.168 Beta available now! 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
A new 'Toy' for M3D!!Hi guys!A new 'Toy' for M3D!! 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 version 1.8.9....with Volumetrics!VOLUMETRICS in M3D!!!!Mandelbulb 3D version 1.8.9....with Volumetrics! 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!
Mandelbulb 3D version 184.108.40.206c TestFileHey folks!Mandelbulb 3D version 220.127.116.11c TestFile in Personal More Like This
Jesse has updated the latest Beta version of M3D; v18.104.22.168c 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 22.214.171.124c 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 126.96.36.199 I changed it to an absolute behaviour, but there are some
issues with hard shadows and/or reflections that are no
Mandelbulb 3D v188.8.131.52 complete prog released!Heads up - again! - folks!!Mandelbulb 3D v184.108.40.206 complete prog released! 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
Reptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the DragonReptilicus Infernicus: 2012, Year of the Dragon in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
2012: Year of the Dragon
DRAGON CASTLE by randis
According to the Chinese zodiac, 2012 has ushered in the year of the dragon upon the world stage.
In addition to occupying an ages old position in our cultural consciousness, legend and folklore surrounding
the dragon mythology has long been firing the kiln of our dreams with fright and menace. When we are speaking of
Dragons, we are speaking from ancient texts gathered form the beginnings of kept records of any kind and fro
Artist on Fire: The Creative Juggernaut, Ben HeineArtist on Fire:Artist on Fire: The Creative Juggernaut, Ben Heine in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
The Creative Juggernaut that is BenHeine
Undoubtedly one of the most prolific, innovative, and exciting artists
exhibiting their work on deviantART has to be the amazing BenHeine.
In terms of sheer creativity and the true spirit of art as human expression that knows no bounds,
he is currently with few peers. His unique visual creations have been featured in newspapers, magazines
and other publications worldwide and over the last few years his works have begun to populate art galleries
and museums from Brussels and London to Turkey, Romania and South Korea.
Pencil Vs Camera - 58by BenHeine
A Tribute to Robin WilliamsA Tribute to Robin Williams in Art Features More Like This
A Tribute to Robin Williams
Robin Williams Tributeby EmilyStepp
The World According to Garp 1982
Moscow on the Hudson 1984
Cthulhu is Still CallingWatch depthRADIUSCthulhu is Still Calling in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Cthulhu is Still Calling
Written By techgnotic
Having been thinking a lot about the origins of our globally held Dragon mythos in a recent article Reptilicus Infernicus, I couldn’t help but notice the Cthulhu legend was always lurking at the edges of my mind as I was researching the subject matter.
The Enemy at the Gates, the “Other”, forever lurking in the darkness and plotting an invasion most evil and an enslavement most hideous, is probably the original seminal “narrative” that was born when humans first acq
Alice X. Z. - Living Rainbow Taking FlightAlice X. Z. - Living Rainbow Taking Flight in DeviantArt Announcements More Like This
Living Rainbow Taking Flight
The vibrant digital paintings of alicexz are fiery, emotional, and incredibly memorable.
The colors of her creations (mostly portraits of popular TV and Film characters) are unusually vibrant, which is remarkable considering how layered they appear to be. It’s sort of like what manga characters might look like if painted by one of the Dutch Masters. And this artist exhibits just the right amount of quirkiness to leave us wanting to know more: she has a penchant for painting redheads. But, then of course, there’s a lot of red and golden fire burning through most her artworks.
Fantastic Fractalicious Fractals # 15Did you miss the series? I have missed it too, but I thought it would be a good idea to have a break from it until I found some inspiration again. You guys never stop to amaze me, I get new and fresh works, journals and tutorials in my inbox every day, and now I thought I should share it with you. First some news from DA's fractal corner.Fantastic Fractalicious Fractals # 15 in Personal More Like This
raysheaf is planning a tutorial on how to make realistic shapes using concentric circles in UF. Be sure to add him to your watch list if you want this tutorial in your inbox! http://fav.me/d4t8eug
Light has challenged Chiara with this one: and I think it's a great idea! It's not like the usual parameter pongs, but a co-operation between two artists with different styles, where the result shows off each artist's style. Just imagine Leichenengel's colourful psychedelic style with :devjimpan73: metallic spirals and shiny gems. Or LeonieZurakowsky's colourful plastic mandelbulb shapes with kr0mat1k's quirky metallic bul
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 14 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 #5 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
Fantastic Fractalicious Fractals #12Here's this weeks' findings from the fractal gallery, and I'm happy to see some new names here! The recruiting for the world domina... oops, did I say that aloud? Uh, nevermind. You should rather look at these pretties! *points frantically down*Fantastic Fractalicious Fractals #12 in Art Features More Like This
TransparentCompliation by BlurWingOverture by waste-and-tragedyBridges to Nowhere by Szellorozsa:thumb264049441:Mandy's Pearl by mario837Science-Friction by kr0mat1kMb3d_068b Print by RaydianzeFractal embryo by theaverDaydream by dainbramage1Lost in Twist by Avantgarda_Rot with Curiosities by CO99A5The Day I Died by zy0rgA schematic of the multiverse by IDeviant:thumb263838001:CurlScope Garden by iuliasanLooking Outside a Window by ClepsidrasCherries and Chocolate for Tea by seven-sInside the Bubble by moonhighTaofrac18 by DigithalieTangled by lindelokse:thumb264325242:Blood Moon by jim373:thumb264401833:warp of dream by YauradyAttraction by dreamingazeBlack Dahlia 3D by SaTaNiAHow Green Is My Valley by VicEberly:thumb264205445:Venus Fly Traps by RozrrFriezes and Glyphs II by PrelkiaAlien Tree by Direct2BrainHigh Tide by kesufTranscendence by AnnaKirstenControlled Splatter by fractalfiendchromed ball by Andrea1981G:thumb
NewMenger + NM2It is a Menger scale2, not possible with normal formula (it gave a filled cube)NewMenger + NM2 in Personal More Like This
And NewMenger2 has cylinrdical/parabolic holes. Intriguing patterns; see this image!
D/L at http://www.fractalforums.com/mandelbulb-3d/custom-formulas-and-transforms-release-t17106/
Lots of additions:Ok! Now RandCubesIfs has 2 more options!Lots of additions: in Personal More Like This
1) You can have TWO different shape types at the same time. Yes!
2) You can make fly shapes (they will "levitate" in the air) using zflight.
And you have a new difs transform - makes great spirals out of a difs shape!
Now I want to combine the spiral and randcubes. I'll see!
EDIT; Now also NewMenger is available, in DIFS formulas. It's very interesting so try it!
Important news - MB3Dhttp://www.fractalforums.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=33Important news - MB3D 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.
YeeesThe new MB beta will be a revolution!!!!!Yeees in Personal More Like This
Possibility to add different kinds of bokeh to MC renders.
Possibility to use different number of formulas in decombs (example fo 12 + fo 3456 or fo 123 + 456)
A muuuust try!
Mandelbulb 3D ~ Mastering 3D NaviBet that got your attention ~Mandelbulb 3D ~ Mastering 3D Navi 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
Free!Well this is definitely shameless self promotion, but at no cost to you. Several times I've mentioned my Kindle books here because I do my own cover art. Anyway, most of my books will be free for a few days this week starting Sunday, June 16. If you read any of them, leave an honest review, it helps the independent authors/publishers greatly! Below is the blurb I posted on the Face:Free! in Personal More Like This
Starting Monday and all through next week I'm making most of my Kindle books free for a limited time. Amazon has a promotional tool that allows authors to do this (schedule free book promotions) in order to gain a larger reader base and promote interest in our work.
Remember, you don't have to own a Kindle to read a Kindle book! There are FREE Kindle apps for all tablets and I assume most handheld devices, as well as a FREE Kindle reader for your PC. (http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html?e=UTF8&docId=1000426311 . It would also be greatly appreciated if you would leave an honest review of any of the boo
Artwork licensed to Zero 1 MusicMore Shameless Self Promotion ~Artwork licensed to Zero 1 Music in Personal More Like This
It's fun to create art, but it's even more fun when you find that someone actually likes your work enough to want to use it. A few months ago Celli, aka Earthling, from Zero 1 Music contacted me about licensing a few of my pieces for cover art on a CD they were currently making, with more in the works. He recently sent me the CD artwork for their first release and I thought I would share that with everyone.
They're doing an initial press of 1000 CD's. Here's the short press release for the CD, "Reboot".
Zero One Music has arrived. Yes folks, the Psychedelic Circus is back in town , and to announce our intentions we have assembled "Reboot" a digital manifesto of 9 of the freshest and most cutting edge tracks around today.
Featuring Veteran Psychedelic pioneers like GMS, Earthling, Hux Flux and Chromatone once again showing us how its done. Combined with the prodigal genius of the youn
Some Traditional Wizards #11 + How to TrainI want to leave you with some magicians, they have the privilege to own magical pencils, erasers, tortillions, paintbrushes, sheets, canvas... and hands. Maybe some are a bit crazy, but support them!Some Traditional Wizards #11 + How to Train in Art Features More Like This
Bath time by XRlSDaffodils in the grass by kosharik69Evening Beauty by eidolic
We are but Glowing Embers by TolkyesThe truth inside me by touchofthesoulEsencia. Primavera by turkill
Blanche et Noir by S-NOBLEENGAGED by MiroDesignVue Depuis Le Pic Du Midi by Roeyl
Mountain Panoramic by S-NOBLEChamonix Panorama. by S-NOBLE
Fortuna et Contingentiae by EmanueleDascanioTeddy and me by sparrowsong83Alpha by SilentKWDesperation by CristinaPenescu
Retreat by William-OxerPan Zajac/Mr Hare by stokrotasCalista - Seduction by Angelles-LaVeauThe Night and the Silent Water by ForlornExistence
Spider-Man 2 by smlshinYulia Colour Pencil Portrait by Pevansy
Digital Artisans #5 + Patience and PassionDigital ArtisansDigital Artisans #5 + Patience and Passion in Personal More Like This
Let me share with you some amazing and inspiring digital artists, give them the respect they deserve:
Hogarth by jasonbrian007ginger citrus by loishConnection by yuumei
Quiet by wlopEarthworm Jim by JimboBoxWitch Fall by anotherwanderer
Nomads by AdrianDadichBotcon Exclusive Print DRIFT by khaamarLabyrinth by BrianKesinger
Shadow and crane [line] by WavesheepSarah by loishRobocop re-design attempt by AldgerRelpa
A pigeon! by NovawuffSnowscape by Hinoe-0the exchange of flowers-color by begemott
Pretty Face P2 -Blake Lively by Amro0Isabelle by fdasuarezPretty Face P2- Adriana Lima by Amro0
Las Musas De Kandinsky by ClassyChassissChildren of the Glade by Mr--Jack
Resting Warrior and the Forest Monster by MartaNael
May The Odds Be Ever In Your Favor by JustynaDorszMoody Conrad by guilemoDreamline by maruhana-bachi
Talonflame by SkiaParanoid Schizophrenic Android by suburbbumDeadlines by Loopydave
YOSHI - MAXED OUT by DanLuVisiArtSteam Robot Advance by yuchenghongTrinquette Challenge by Loopydave
Cyberpunk 20somethin by nathantwistWhere did I go wrong by fdasuarez
war god by Wen-XaeroaaaThe Dude, by Jeff Stahl by JeffStahl
Malcolm and Ramses vs Bear by Jovan-UkropinaJustice Mag - Catwoman by ArtgermCrysis Munchen by Svjeeta
Windy by CushartBunny by stroggtank
Creating a Beautiful Fractal ImageThere are so many beautiful fractal images in the art world...Creating a Beautiful Fractal Image in Art Features More Like This
...and the ones here at Deviant Art are no exception! The images are as diverse as each person who creates it. I am a lay-person on the subject when it comes to explaining the art itself. Simply put...fractals are based on Mathematical Equations. The how and the why of this explanation still eludes me, but the beauty of the images keep my creating them. For information about the underlying mathematics check this Wikipedia link http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fractals
This journal will look at the elements that go into creating a beautiful Fractal Image, rather then the complexity of the base mathematics.
I did not come to these thoughts about the "Perfe
The Dreaded Artist's BlockThe Dreaded Artist's Block...and Ways to Overcome it . :iconscaredplz:....The Dreaded Artist's Block 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
Tasty Tweaks ProjectHello my fellow friends, watchers and also random visitors/readersTasty Tweaks Project in Deviant Events More Like This
This Article goes out to all Ultra Fractal Users/Artists on dA, so it would be great, if you could +fav this article if the message appeals to you - also it would be awesome, if you could spread the word yourself
The past days I discovered my special interest in tweaking other people's Parameters to learn and to just create my own vision from what is already given. There are a lot of groups that offer Tweaking Circles/Round Robins like :iconfractalcircles: or :iconroundrobin-central: just to name two of them.
My project is some kind of a fusion between Circles/Round Robin's and Challenges.
I thought of the following:
Within a certain amount of time (let's say for example 1 month) there will be a Tasty Tweaks "Round". The whole thing will be running as follows.
1. I write a SignUp Journal that will always be named "Tasty Tweaks #Number" or something like that.
That means if you don't want to miss s
Happy late Halloween - Sweet and Sour FeaturesHello fellow deaviantsHappy late Halloween - Sweet and Sour Features 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