Update for Mandelbulb 3D - v1.8.3Jesse has released an updated version of Mandelbulb 3D - v1.8.3!
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
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
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
Big Thanks - Parameters and Tips For BeginnersA Big ThanksBig Thanks - Parameters and Tips For Beginners in Personal More Like This
I was pleasantly surprised to receive my second DD yesterday! The piece was Could Be Trouble. Many, many thanks to DragonWinter for choosing it and the kind words she used to describe it! And of course thanks to all those who took the time to comment and fave the piece!
Are we looking hard enough?
This is more for the beginner who may be discouraged. I was just wanting to offer some input on a few things. In the past few months or so (actually the past year) I've had a bunch of time off from work because the construction industry is so slow. Because of that I have had an extraordinary amount of time to play with fractals. And it is partially due to those circumstances that I have been able to create a lot of nice pieces and also learn MB3D. I'm only saying this because I wanted people to know that while I have an eye for 'finding' interesting things
news and DOUBLE FEATURE!!!Hello all my friends and watchers... this week I am taking a break from my normal plan to feature each of the donors who contributed to my pool and enabled me to get my premium membership back, but rest assured, I will continue that process next week.news and DOUBLE FEATURE!!! in Personal More Like This
In the meantime, I have a couple news items, and a special double feature this week.
In the news, as most you may have already heard, Neil Armstrong, the first man to walk on the moon died this past week... a very sad thing indeed. To find links to news articles about this, please visit the journal of :iconskyzyk: as Gary posted links to NASA and other articles about this sad topic.
You may or may not have heard, and perhaps do not care to know that the Actress/Comedienne Phyllis Diller also passed away this past week... some of you are probably too young to really be aware of Ms. Diller, I would bet some of are really too young to know much about Mr. Armstrong... but still its very sad news.
In a more joyous vein... I sold a p
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
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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
Very sad news to all of Marks friends. (Kram666)I visited Marks homepage and discovered this message left by his brother.Very sad news to all of Marks friends. (Kram666) in Personal More Like This
"This is Simon, Mark's brother, with the terribly sad news that Mark passed away last week.
This was a huge shock to us all.
I helped him set up his PC with all his drawing tools so knew how much he adored producing his bespoke digital artwork and how much the Deviant art community meant to him.
On his behalf I'd like to thank you all for the friendship and support you've shown and would ask you to pause for a minute at 14:20 on Monday 1st October. (British Summer Time)
With Kind Regards.
As Mark often quoted.
"I felt the call of the jungle, primal and clean.
I felt my connections to the wild in every cell in my body;
realized that I am among the trees,
the plants, the grass, the sky. The trees know
STOLEN ART updated 29th February"Who stole my pictures" plugin for Firefox https://addons.mozilla.org/en-US/firefox/addon/who-stole-my-pictures/?src=searchSTOLEN ART updated 29th February in Personal More Like This
I used the above plugin and found my art on this site. It did not link back to me. Check the links below.
Taringa will remove art. http://www.taringa.net/takedown-notice.php
Send a DMCA form. See http://fav.me/d4qeer8
Animal LaughterFunny animal images I found on dA -Animal Laughter in Personal More Like This
Puppies XI by Aln0827The Boys by JonShotFirst:thumb169074631:Flipped off by VitaloverdoseMy Happy Face For You by TeaPhotographyCamel Swat by NettieRMONKFISH need love TOO by Lower-LevelsPeeved hamster by Melina33Laugh by JuReamMy_F..king_food by Gladix:thumb48841843::thumb183749841:Fat Orange Tabby's Thoughts... by MrAngryDogOh My... by FunnyOwlLet's Hug It Out by prettyfreakjesperI Am SO Wasted.... by BlueSolitaireThirsty? by iseekreality:thumb176654732:Dentist-silly animals by Crazy-LshPuppy Pwnage by Aaron-LeonWhy I Oughta.... by BlueSolitaire:thumb161260601:Lolcat: I Have A Feeling by whitekestrel-wingsI Got Your Eye by doomXtongueBefore the Growl by VickyM72Schweinehund by VulkanetteThe Second One by JocelyneREvil Grin by pergamjeeFunny face from a frog by AngiWallaceFunny Cat by TsukineSarafunny cat by farty2funny cat being held up by DSdesignart.:: Funny Kitty ::. by NatashaMBWhite Tiger: Funny Face by TVD-PhotographyFunny cat. by YunalescieFunny Cat-Halo3 by Eeveeisgermanwink by mookieandpookieScatology by alahayPEEKAABOO... by floramelitensisDo You Smell... Shit? by EibographyBad Cat by Mr-RipleyZiggy's Christmas Sweater by VickyM72:thumb131517929:The Listener by W0LLE'Got a Problem, Punk?' by LaskaWolfSay Cheese by HenarTorinossmokin pug by RandyHand
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Summer is almost here!
This feature of some of my favorites that represents the colors in the sun.
Hope you enjoy.
Please visit the galleries of these fantastic artists.
The Arc Of Light by xzendor7Acacia Afternoon by timemitFractal Horizons-Proba by pondcypress
Sacred Rebirth by SenzuneWhen the Spaceman Finds a Safe Haven by CoffeeToffeeSquirrelSojourner by Ton-K300
:thumb267486199:Lowlands by Ton-K300WDC_02 by relhom
:thumb260801871:Heart of Gold by Imith88I Wanna Go To The Sun by jim373
Wild Sunflower by Joe-Lynn-DesignEl Vaquero Nebula by CasperiumInvention of Gods by pbxn109
Makin' a Mess by VickyM72Serene Scene by VickyM72Cabbage Patch by skyzyk
MANDELBULB MANDALA by DorianoArtIn the Kingdom by jim373Look at You Look at Me by Ocalapoolguy
Sprial 27a by fractalystUltimo Orange by ShippDWave Energy by ilnanny
Sold a Print and Some AbsenceI just sold this print !!!Sold a Print and Some Absence in Personal More Like This
I am presently preparing to make a 1,000 mile long distance move and I will not be around a lot the next month or so. I will be checking in here and there, but will most likely have to delete the devs in the stacks and will not be able to answer all comments. I will give it my best shot, but if you do not hear from me, then know this is why. I have so little time and so much to do.
Many thanks to all of you that support me and have given me faves, new to watching me, and for the point donations to keep my group :#only-wallpapers: a super group for an additional year. All of this is very much appreciated. Thank you!!
Will be in touch!