Mandelbulb 3D version 184.108.40.206c TestFileHey folks!
Jesse has updated the latest Beta version of M3D; v220.127.116.11c 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 18.104.22.168c 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 22.214.171.124 I changed it to an absolute behaviour, but there are some
issues with hard shadows and/or reflections that are no
I NEED HELPERSedit. Added more details in the explanationI NEED HELPERS in Personal More Like This
Be patient and read everything. Tell me if sthg remains unclear as soon as you can.
I am looking for a set of new sample params that will be included with the next Mb3d x2, that will be a formula update + a param update.
You CAN CONTRIBUTE AND YOUR NICK will be in the param name.
Resulting images must be elegant, incisive and clean, with a stepwidth of 0.5 to min 0.3! I will be very exigent with those requirements! Sample images are examples of elegance in my eyes.
no decombines. (ALTERNATE MODE each formula can have any number of iterations 1 to 20, leave maxiter to 60 as it's fast to render). And no weird looking images. Remember the elegance rule, fractals are not random
Use neutral colors. That means; not full hue ones, prefer those more grey-ish, in general. You always can use coloured lights (just not use all the colors in the spectrum at once if possible) - and you can use dynamic fog also AND any other option in postpr
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
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
New M3D Formulas from ~dark-beam!Hey Everybody!New M3D Formulas from ~dark-beam! 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
Mandelbulber v2.02 Now Available!Hey guys!Mandelbulber v2.02 Now Available! in Personal More Like This
Further to my last journal entry about the release of the alpha version of Mandelbulber;
I'm happy to announce that the finished version - v2.02 - of this superb 3D Fractal renderer is now available for free download!
Get it from: http://sourceforge.net/projects/mandelbulber/
Mandelbulbers' creator Krzysztof Marczak, has the following to say about its features:
"This is first release of Mandelbulber v2. The program was rewritten from scratch to have a nicer Qt based user interface. I hope you like it.
What is new compared with the old Mandelbulber?
- user interface is based on Qt 5 environment (before was GTK2+)
- instead of separate windows, there is big main window with all functions grouped in moveable and detachable docks (View/Save window state stores favorite window configuration)
- most edit fields have sliders to set value by mouse. Edit fields where range of value is very high, have a slider with logarithmic scale.
- new camera-target functionality and
Mandelbulb 3D v126.96.36.199 complete prog released!Heads up - again! - folks!!Mandelbulb 3D v188.8.131.52 complete prog released! 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
Update with formulasAdded new "3d mandelbrot" formulas. Good news huh?Update with formulas in Personal More Like This
See images/params here... http://www.fractalforums.com/3d-fractal-generation/another-shot-at-the-holy-grail/
The Amazing Surf 2 was wrong, the fold shape was not symmetric like it was supposed to be.
I fixed it and now ok, it looks way better
DOWNLOAD AGAIN HERE!
Too bad old results will be unobtainable with the current version. (TIP try to add _AbsX - found in ads - after the new formula and you should get them again, almost identical)
I am sorry. Luca
Mandelbulber v2.0 Alpha Now Available!Hi folks!Mandelbulber v2.0 Alpha Now Available! in Personal More Like This
Although our group is called 'mandelbulb3d', we also include the 3D fractal programs 'Fragmentarium' and of course 'Mandelbulber'. Well, some exciting news concerning Mandelbulber has recently come to our attention; the program's creator Krzysztof Marczak
:iconKrzysztofMarczak: also known as 'Buddhi', has just released the latest test version of this excellent software. Version 2.0 Alpha now has a single window GUI, as opposed to the multi-part interface of previous versions, and this new version seems to operate in quite a similar manner to Mandelbulb 3D!
Although I personally haven't yet had time to have a good play with the software, I will definitely be spending some serious time with it over the coming weeks, until the 'official' release of the final version of Mandelbulber 2.0.
I actually began my 3D fractal explorations using Mandelbulber v0.80 way back in 2010, and loved its lighting and final render quality. But, subsequent releases demanded
Mandelbulb 3D version 18.104.22.168 Beta available now!Hey folks!Mandelbulb 3D version 22.214.171.124 Beta available now! in Personal More Like This
Jesse has just released a new Beta version of M3D; v126.96.36.199 test.
As ever, it's available for free download from FractalForums.com at:
What's new in the 188.8.131.52 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 - v184.108.40.206 - 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
MB3D + new formulas + new maps AIO!http://www.fractalforums.com/index.php?action=downloads;sa=view;down=50MB3D + new formulas + new maps AIO! in Personal More Like This
I made a lazy pack for lazy people like me
With new (well not all entirely new... but many actually are!) maps for this lovely prog. Plus my latest bugfixed formulas.
Worth a try I suppose. Send me feedback.
Love you all. Luca
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!
Isolating Structures In MB3DHow to clean up your image background ~Isolating Structures In MB3D in Personal More Like This
Wow. I haven't done a journal in ages. I thought I would share a little trick for getting a nice clean background when you want to isolate a structure in Mandelbulb 3D. Why? Because sometimes the structures behind the main focus of your image or the main structure are either just small repeats of the main structure, or they are fragmented and in one way or another just not as interesting. Or the background might bury the foreground object in detail or draw attention away from what you really want the viewer to focus on. People strive for a lot of detail, and that's fine, and sometimes it works. But often I find that there's no main focus to frame your point of view. (Edit: I forgot to mention this is made using Mandelbulb 3D version 1.8.2 and I fixed a few typo's!)
Sometimes you're able to focus on the foreground structure through clever use of fog, lights and depth of field settings. Nothing wrong with that either, so this is just another
Mandelbulb 3D Tutorial 4: Basic TipsMandelbulb 3D Tutorial 4: Basic TipsMandelbulb 3D Tutorial 4: Basic Tips in Personal More Like This
First thing we'll cover are some tweaking tips. Tweaking, not to be confused with Twerking. Almost everyone does it. It's one of the best ways to learn. This section of the tutorial will cover some of the basics that will hopefully help new MB3D users with tweaking. Just don't let words like iterations, raystep multiplier and stepthwidth limiter scare you off. You don't need to know the math behind these things. Just consider those words as lables to show you where a setting is and you'll do fine. That's what the GUI is for, to make using the program fairly simple. I'm going to use a sample parameter of mine from about 2 1\2 years ago which is a tweak in a long line of tweaks. You will find that I am guilty of a few things that I'm going to cover, so it's a good example.
As always, I like to mention that I am not a tech giant. I really don't know a lot of the technical aspects of Mandelbulb 3D. If you are interested in the technical
Evolution of a fractal ~ a ~ to ~ zI was just looking for something to do, and though it might be interesting for some of you see the work flow process I went through for a fractal yesterday. This is not a tutorial. It's just a visual representation of my searching for something that I hoped would be interesting, and if I got lucky, something unique as well. I'm not saying I accomplished either of those goals, but I like where I ended up, and in the process saved many parameters that could be further developed and possibly become worth posting at some point in time.Evolution of a fractal ~ a ~ to ~ z in Personal More Like This
I decided to start with the formula ABoxModKali, as I have seen Tim, (aka timemit) using it a lot lately. I've used it before, but rarely started out with it as the anchor formula. (Fo.1) Played with it alone for a few minutes, with and without Julia, and then added _addC in Fo.2. I thought the first image below would be a good staring point and it was my first saved parameter. A lot of the time, I work with no color because it can be distracting.
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
Mandelbulb 3D Tutorial 5: Tips and TricksFrom time to time, I still manage to stumble across new 'tricks' in MB3D. I'm sure some of the following tips are known to others, but for those that haven't discovered them, I hope they will help in the future. Some of these were discovered accidentally, others were found through desperation while trying to solve problems.Mandelbulb 3D Tutorial 5: Tips and Tricks in Personal More Like This
The first one is very simple and just a little bit of a time saver.
Loading Diff maps ~
This was discovered by accident. It may be well know for all I know, but I just recently discovered it. In the light panel under the Global light tab, there is a box you select to load a diffuse map (Diff map). This is used to color your image in different ways, such as making it look like the structures surface is textured. Normally you simply select the box (Use a map for the diffuse color) and the number one map in your folder loads. If you want to change a map, you just scroll with the up\down arrows to a different image number or input a number if you know which map n
3D fractals at the 2015 Brown SymposiumInternational Digital Sculpture Exhibition and Symposium3D fractals at the 2015 Brown Symposium in Personal More Like This
One of my 3D fractal print will be represented at What Things May Come: 3D Printing in the Fine Arts and Sciences
Sarofim School of Fine Arts at Southwestern University Fine Arts Gallery, Georgetown, Texas.
February 4-March 4, 2015
This symposium will address the impact of 3D technology on the human mind as it endeavors to meet future challenges in the arts and sciences.
The same sculpture had been already exhibited in The 2014 International Digital Sculpture Exhibition held at the University of Texas in Austin
This is a bigger version of this one:
some september favesCoiled by SuicideBySafetyPinAttack of the replicators II by hmnIncendia Ex by nic022Time Lost by Len1Engine Curves by Kaeltykroots of the inner product by piethein21SPACE VEGETATION by DorianoArtIncendia Ex by nic022White Room by eReSaWIncendia Ex by nic022Fractal 3D by nic022Almost A Leaf by HalTennyBecause I Met You by m-chloeIncendia Ex by nic022:thumb329151924:GSV MainBay II by MarkJayBeeThe Rusty Remains of a Pointless Structure by FractKaliThuban dam by VidomPerdono by VidomThe Scream of the Crown with the Crypt by MANDELWERKEmbellishment by GrahamSymStrange Attractors by TABASCO-RAREMASTERLiving Forest by ChaosFissureThe Faraday Tesla Project by TABASCO-RAREMASTERSimply Julia by waste-and-tragedy:thumb327492973:TheliMoreSurf_7_MidDE_DOF by Schmiegelsome september faves in Personal More Like This
3D fractal trip - Far Away...Pseudo-kleinian fractal animation made with Mandelbulb3D. Thanks to Jesse for the awesome program and FractKali and dark-beam for the formulas ideas and scripts.3D fractal trip - Far Away... in Personal More Like This
Soundtrack "Conclusion" courtesy of zzzzra, published on "Bedtime compost" label
Fraterchaos' Top Ten Reasons to Switch to LinuxFraterchaos' Top Ten Reasons to Switch to LinuxFraterchaos' Top Ten Reasons to Switch to Linux in Editorial More Like This
10: Loads and loads of free, open source software.
To paraphrase a recent advertisement, "there's a free app for that!"
Just about anything you need, any type of software, you can find a completely
free version, in many cases, superior to what you have to pay for in
Windows. Libre Office is 100% MS-Office compatible, and free. Shotwell and
KDEnlive are video editors nearly as good as Adobe Premier, and far superior
to Windows Movie Maker, The GIMP is at least as good as Photoshop, and the list
goes on and on and on.
9: Never having to Defragment a Hard Drive again!
That's right, you do not have to defragment Linux native hard drives EVER!
8: Runs many Windows programs under WINE
Yes, you can run a fairly high number of Windows programs in Linux using the
WINE Compatibility Layer. There is even a website (WINEHQ) where you can
find loads of help getting your Win Apps to work! (and if all else fails,
you can inst
My Top Ten Favorite Linux AppsMy Favorite Linux Apps and Add-onsMy Top Ten Favorite Linux Apps in Editorial More Like This
Here are a few items that I normally install on any Linux Computer I use...
1) Compiz... This Comnpositing Window manager gives you so many cool effects and ways to tweak your system that I feel lost without it. While it is only suitable for fairly recent hardware, and works best with a good graphics card with a fast GPU and lots of dedicated RAM, once you meet those requirements, there's nothing else like it. It can be tricky to set it up, but there is a wealth of information online for nearly every distribution of Linux and how to install Compiz and get it working (assuming your distro didn't come with it already installed)
2) KWIN... a slightly more stable alternative to Compiz. It does not have as many effects available, but it does have the most popular ones. It can be a bit more stable and proably uses a little less computer resources than Compiz as well.
3) Cairo-dock... a wonderful, very customizable dock bar that can be used in many ways and
A Comparison of Windows Versus Linux ArchitectureA Basic Comparison of Windows and Linux Atchitecture.A Comparison of Windows Versus Linux Architecture in Editorial More Like This
Note: this is not meant to be an in-depth explanation of either Windows or Linux or their respective architectures. Rather is is meant for people with little knowledge of either, or who only have knowledge of one, to understand why these two are so different (and I admit to some bias in favor of the Linux concepts over the Microsoft one.)
If you know Windows, then you may have a general understanding of most of this information, but even if you are a long time Windows user, you may not know much about the internals of how it works, so this may help you.
Microsoft Windows originated from the DOS operating system. DOS stands for Disk Operating System and was meant as a method for allowing computers to access larger amounts of data than could be easily stored on RAM or ROM chips. Windows grew from DOS as the Graphical User Interface pioneered mainly by Apple became more and more prevalent.
In it's most basic sense, Windows
An Amazing Surf 2 GuidelineMany people went a bit frustrated on not getting anything “cool” from the new Amazing Surf 2 formula recently made by Luca, aka dark-beam :icondark-beam: for Mandelbulb 3D.An Amazing Surf 2 Guideline in Personal More Like This
If you haven't it in hand you can get it here: http://www.fractalforums.com/mandelbulb-3d/custom-formulas-and-transforms-release-t17106/
Here's a brief indication on how you can get nice patterns out of it without hair pulling
I've assumed that you already put on the first slot the Asurf2 formula.
So, let's change some values:
Min R= 0.1
Rotate1 Z= 8
It would look something like this:
Now go on the Julia tab in the main window or in the 3D navi, as you most prefer, and input the following values:
Now that's it, you're done basicall
Platinum SurfJust three parameters with a single ABoxPlatinum formula for Mandelbulb 3DPlatinum Surf in Personal More Like This
Maybe you have some fun tweaking around
Parameter pack delayedI was planning for some time to release a parameter pack based on organic shapes for Mandelbulb 3D. It consists in many different formulas such SierpHilbert, HalfOctIFS or others wich are normally used in other contexts. (No ASurf will be included )Parameter pack delayed in Personal More Like This
Since some avatars of life I'll be forced to delay it for an indefinite time. I'm seeing anyway a kind of explosion of this kind of shapes and I prefer to wait a bit to see how life will treat me in a short time
Anyway here is a simple one with SierpHilbert to show an advance
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Freeware List of Free Fractal Program
Includes links for: Mandlebrot 1.5, Fractal Explorer 2.0+, Mandlebrot Explorer 3.0, JAME 6.0+, PixelPlay 1.0, Sterling(ware)2 1.7, Mandlebrot Set Plotter 3.0, endlos 1.0, XaoS 3.1, Sierpinski Fractal 1.1, ChaosPro 3.1
Apophysis 7X + resources
The Apophyis 7X program by Xyrus-02. Here you can find the program and almost all of the resources for the program. Updated as of October 2014
Ultra Fractal - A fractal rendering program. There are many tutorials available on the site and on DA. Updated 2014.
Polyfractalisation - Inside the Mind of an Apophysisist. Great Tips and tutorials by IDeviant
Agony - A fractal Program by kelbv Upd