Chaotica 0.666 (all platforms)Download links
Download for 64bit Windows: http://chaoticafractals.com/dist/chaotica_x64_v0.666.7z
Download for 32bit Windows: http://chaoticafractals.com/dist/chaotica_v0.666.7z
Download for Mac OS: http://chaoticafractals.com/dist/chaotica_v0.666.dmg
Download for 64bit Linux: http://chaoticafractals.com/dist/chaotica_x64_v0.666.tar.gz
Download for 32bit Linux: http://chaoticafractals.com/dist/chaotica_v0.666.tar.gz
After numerous delays, an homage to the old days of Doom v1.666
The major bit of news is that, from now on, all releases will happen on Windows, Mac and Linux in parallel. My colleagues at Glare have helped me tremendously in getting Chaotica set up to build right next to Indigo Renderer using a fully automated build system on all platforms, so the days of some platform releases lagging behind are over! A lot of code cleanup and bugfixing (notably saving/loading of final transforms in .chaos format) has gone on between this and the last releas
Fantastic Fractalicious Fractals #8Goodies from the fractal gallery:Fantastic Fractalicious Fractals #8 in Art Features More Like This
This is the place by Loony-LucyThem Holes by mutequacky-Dance- by silwenkaLiquid Jewels by wolfepawDreamland by FractalEuphoria:thumb258288320:909-1 by SolankiiRaise Your Glass by jadenkanancrawl's end by fractalhead12 by kimsmile11-09-10 by dwselThe Sultan's Kaftan by esintuStuff by Rowratty:thumb258457810:round cub hotel by ugniversFar space by EpoghMountain of Woe by ChaosFissureNautilus by Liuanta
Some fractal resources found this week:
Clockwork2 Params by heldenlamaWhere to put Apo Plugins by deadened-glow
Coloring Objects in Incendia by DeirdreReynolds
Intro to Mandelbub 3D Tutorial by stormymay888
10 More FE Spots by Ann-McLaren
Introduction to Ultra Fractal by stormymay888
Some gossips from le fractal corner:
Xyrus-02 goes to the US soon, go and wish him a nice trip!
Leichenengel is planning an interesting project, please read this article Tasty Tweaks Project by Leichenengel and if you join it, she would be happy
And a little note regarding the previous ar
Fantastic Fractalicious Fractals # 16 GoodiesFantastic Fractalicious Fractals # 16 in Personal More Like This
In The Middle Of The Night by Loony-LucyThe New Dawn by zy0rgexplosions by alana-mFlower Of Chaos by ClepsidrasSpark in the Night by jim373Unity by AbsttLuster by ShadoweddancerMirage by Szellorozsa77W4-Citrus Slices by AmorinaAshtonVestige by Beesknees67:thumb292874688:Hieronymus Bosch by eReSaWBeyond colors remade by TahyonAscend by jadenkananDistorted Cubism by Jimpan1973Use Rainbows not Weapons by LeichenengelMidnight Insight by OutsideFateDa Vinci's Sketchbook by LinuronGolden Flowers by ResetblueSpring Thaw by EmasworldMandel Industries by VidomAscending of the Disciples at Zero Degrees Kelvin by MANDELWERKStill Life with Seated Movement by eReSaWBroccofungus by FractKali:thumb296581859:Shroom by RowrattyTempered Soul by UniversalKinase
Resources, tutorials and parameters
Apophysis: Depths of the Sea by C-91Dimensions and sunbeams by Astrantia01Painting a Fractal, Part 1 by ChaosFissure49J by Prelkia
Ultra Fractal: On the Forest Floor by timemitA Simple Joy + Parameters by snow-valkyrieTextures Tutorial and Texture Pack by Jimpan1973Realistic objects in UltraFractal by raysheafGnarly Help by Kattvinge
MB3D: Fractalum Multicolour by GrahamSymCollonadium by MarkJayBee
Funny parameter tweaks
In November I submitted a fractal+parameters, free for tweaking. And loo
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
Fractals that ROCK !!This is a very visual journal so if you have 'problems' looking at awesome and cool things - don't stay long on my pageFractals that ROCK !! in Art Features More Like This
Lets start with some artists and their galleries before showing of the rest of fractal goodies
Wireless by C-91Walk Away by C-91
Delusion Confusion by HalTennyBig Ears by HalTennyPressure Cooker by HalTenny
As you can see mandelbulb artists are really 'rocking' the scene the number of the formulas grew - I would say 10-times fold and it's giving more options for getting ulti
Inspiration Station pt1INSPIRATION STATION pt1Inspiration Station pt1 in Art Features More Like This
Inspiration Station is a joined community effort - started up by our new fractal gallery volunteer Light SuicideBySafetyPin
It features artists, who made an impact on the Fractal community, either via inspiration of artworks or selfless attitude of helping
others & coding programs we all enjoy and use. I would like to introduce the featured artists by using quotes from published journals.
So far we have Inspiration Station 'flash mob' journals for four first artists and they were warmly welcome by many viewers
Fiery-Fire says "What can I say about Xyrus-02 he is pure awesome fractal-kraut magic
and he did 'mutated me' into an apo proper user (yes, yes mutate window is bad I know that Georg). I have known Xyrus since
my first week on devart, and there isn't a better person around to introduce you to apophysis and help you out with multitude
The BEST of 2012 in FRACTAL ARTWelcome to the biggest journal (always) submitted only one a year for your personal pleasure, with amazing site finds considered in my humble opinion as the BEST of 2012 works from Fractal gallery !!!The BEST of 2012 in FRACTAL ART in Personal Journal More Like This
The deviations are placed in no particular order (sometimes they do have a chronological significance, sometimes they don't) - all choices are mine & mine alone - grab a drink, grab a sandwich and prepare yourself for a visual feast - colors, patterns and textures !!!
F R A C T A L S
Celtic by allthenightlongAxon Distrubution by skyzykRecursion by ChaosFissure
.:HoleInTheWall:. by xero-samaAt the Car Wash by FarDareisMaiStarfish by SuicideBySafetyPinThe Session by SuicideBySafetyPinRomantically Mathematic by Zueuk
Orbia by zy0rgChauvet Abstract by BlurWingFaberge by neonrauschenFireballs by Avantgarda
If Friedrich Liked Cypresses and Summer by FarDareisMaielectric pulse by sewer-pancakeGraviton by SaTaNiAMorning Blues Again by jim373
dinoduni raw by piethein21Candycanes by Jimpan1973:thumb28
Hooo ho ho Merry Christmas , late with love !!Merry merry Christmas to ALL !! I know I'm late with this - family , you know working till last minutes and running for Christmas that is how this year has unfolded ...Hooo ho ho Merry Christmas , late with love !! in Personal More Like This
Got gifts, got kisses and got amazing food (which means fractals will be bottom-heavy for few weeks ) and nooooow back at home on Boxing day not even going , anywhere near the crazy malls or electronics shops !!
I did not make the "naughty list" this year and even scored a nice Kindle for book-reading , and the best gift cards good for shopping after the crowds calm-down.
Did few lil' things on dA as well, the deal with give something to other deviants is a super nice gesture , some of you may find boxing day Santa gifts on your pages
Special thanks to Damien :iconsatania: for giving DD's to two of my suggestions over the Christmas Season, that really rocks !! THANK YOU !!
:iconcip9: :iconcip7: :iconcip8::iconcip8::iconcip8::iconcip8: :iconcip6: :iconcip7::iconcip9:
Inspiration Station #1: Xyrus02It's been a long time since i wrote some news about what happen in fractal community. I don't feel the urge to wrote it because at that time, i don't think that dA is really give a damn care about fractal community. But, right now, a group of people, really draw my attention and made me realize that we, fractal community, is still one of the greatest community here in dA and in many other place. They proof me about that by making a journal, featuring one same person at the same time. It's TheInspiration Station #1: Xyrus02 in Art Features More Like This
Inspiration Station by zy0rg
Look at all those journal above. look how fractal community is really a big family. bound each other with love and respect. Also, this is a form of our gratitude to all people who has inspired us and give us many fractal tools to play. From the magnificent Apophy
Ignore This Random JournalEDITIgnore This Random Journal in Personal More Like This
You might want to read some comments here for some more little clue and a param.
Have you ever wonder how to create a fractal like this:
Well, those fractals are from two different fractal style, joined togehter into one single apo flame via xaos. a flame become the filler for the plastic bubble style. The first one is juliaN fractal joined with plastic bubble. The second one is mobius gasket inside plastic bubbles. The third one is plastic bubbles inside plastic bubbles. And the last one is julian/ring2 flame inside palstic bubbles.
Worry not. I'm here to tell you the secret The secret is xaos. So, on this journal, i'll write about how to create it. At first, i want to make this explanation as a tutorial. you know, jpeg based tutorial like i ussually do. But after some consideration, i think it's better to just explain it here. The reason is because this trick need s
The F Word: Interview With lyc---The F Word---The F Word: Interview With lyc in Art Features More Like This
Interview with lyc
Welcome to another edition of The F Word. On this edition, i have an interview with lyc. Please enjoy my interview with him.
can you please introduce yourself?
My name's Thomas Ludwig, I'm a 28 year old graphics programmer living in UK/NZ. I work for Glare Technologies on Indigo Renderer, and recently also the fractal renderer Chaotica.
What is the first thing that makes you attracted to Fractal Art?
I first played with Fractint way back in the DOS days... colour cycling was one of the cooler things to do back then, but I didn't give much thought to the mathematical basis of these images. In 2003 or so I learnt about the flame fractal algorithm from Scott Draves' paper, and since then have been addicted to IFS fractals in general on a theoretical level. Purely
About the exhibitionHello guys. How are you? hope you are all okay.About the exhibition in Personal More Like This
Well, um, as you already know, there was a fractal exhibition and workshop last week here in Indonesia and i was asking you guys to participate. so, i'm here to talk about how's the event going.
First of, it was not as i was expected, in the mean of number of guess that come to the workshop. on the facebook event page, the confirmed participant was around 60 person. But it was only around 10 persons who really come to the workshop. it was not as i expected, but it still good because those 10 persons is really excited about fractal art and want to know more about it.
On the workshop session, killythirsk was explaining about the history of fractals, what is fractal, and fractal in our everyday life. Me, i was doing a tutorial on my session. I show them how to make a grand-julian and julian-rings2 fractal with apophysis. It was very strange and fun at the same time. It feels strange and funny because i have to talk about transform
Blue and Cyan FeatureAnd here we go, some lovely bluesBlue and Cyan Feature in Art Features More Like This
Underwater Spells by Loony-Lucy Power Source Beta by makepeaceart
ancient by KPEKEP return null by zy0rg Solitude by zy0rg
Structure with Exclusion... by LaxmiJayaraj Without You by VicEberly Water by Fiery-Fire
gnaliste by piethein21 Daughter of the Rivers by OutsideFate The Path by SaTaNiA
Color Theory for Fractal Artists Artist's ToolboxColor Theory for Fractal Artists in Art Features More Like This
While those are not really Artist`s tools by themselves, knowledge of how to use them well may be a very important tool, not only for fractal artists but for everybody.
Finding the right color combo for your fractals may be pretty tricky, and the coloring can affect the final artwork a lot, sometimes changing it's whole appearance drastically. It is why some color theory info can be a very important tool for fractal artists. Of course it is not a universal rule, but rather a guideline, and will definitely help you to come up with pleasant and meaningful color combinations more easily.
You may read a bit more about it here:
And an awesome, yet underused,
Double Bubble Advanced TweakingThis is based on Double Bubble Tut by piethein21Double Bubble Advanced Tweaking in Fractal Tutorials More Like This
Just a few tweaking ideas and inspiration, and a few ideas of how to approach tutorials in general
And, of course, the first tip is - move the stuff around
Variations like bubble, hemisphere and scry have a similar shape, so you can use any of those, or mix them up in the same fractal
With everything else unchanged, scry replacing both hemispheres:
Tweaked versions with scry, as example of some cool shapes that can be obtained:
Add effects and blurs
This is an infinite source of variety, so i'm not even trying to cover all the possibilities.
Below, i duplicated one of the bubble transforms. Then, added pre_blur to the copy, and scaled it
What is fractal art for you?I guess i got an apology to make, beause this was not a matter i took seriously till this week, and, i guess, just got a bunch of things to re-consider. Well, better late than neverWhat is fractal art for you? in Art Features More Like This
One characteristic of fractal art is that is fairly reproduceable.
A real master with deep knowledge of fractal software can, just from looking at a piece, find out how it was made, and re-create it. It is actually amazing, and, a while ago, I followed with quite a lot of interest, the "duel" between FractalDesire and zy0rg, when they both tried - and succeeded - in reproducing each other`s artworks.
Generous people share parameters and allow other people to tweak them or just study them and learn. For example, the longest fractal pong on deviantART, by Undead-Academy and batjorge
Meet the Fractal Community #12HiyaMeet the Fractal Community #12 in Art Features More Like This
Welcome to the 12th edition of Meet The Fractal Community!
In few words, Meet The Fractal Community is interview with someone of our beloved fractal community. But, from now and for a few editions, we will meet our wizards, the awesome people that do all the coding that allows us to make our pixels
Today let's have a closer look to Xyrus-02
First of all , please introduce yourself to the community.
Hey there guys. What's up? I'm George, 26 from Germany. Appearantly I'm the guy who you are talking to when it comes to Apophysis (or the 7X fork) I'm doing this and that but mostly I'm programming or fractaling. I like breathing, food, a good movie, some gaming, bike tours and playing soccer here and there. That about me
And, of course, tell us about Apo7x.
Apophysis 7X. Well. It's been becoming sort of a dinosaur but a lot of you guys are still
Contest: Back to Fractal ClassContest: Back to Fractal Class in Deviant Events More Like This
Contest: Best of Both Worlds: Back to Fractal Class!
Fractals and Resources are two galleries that get crap about "not being art," so we thought it would be cool to team up for a contest to prove those people wrong!
In this contest, you will be provided with three tutorials from the Fractal Resources Gallery. (See rules below.) Use one or more of these tutorials for a chance to win! It's the Best of Both Worlds (resources and fractal art!) to offer an amazing Fractal class!
Not sure what fractal art is? Click this thumbnail for a short lesson about the meaning of the word "fractal"...
What is a Fractal? by TaraRoys
Then join our contest to teach yourself a whole new kind of art, or participate as a way to brush up on old skills! All skill levels are welcome to enter!
1st Place:18 month premium
NOVA | Hunting The Hidden DimensionFor anyone interested...tonight on PBS's Nova is a show called Hunting the Hidden Dimension!!! the description goes as follows.NOVA | Hunting The Hidden Dimension in Art Features More Like This
A new branch of math called FRACTALS has opened up a path to scientific analysis and understanding!!!
we have the greatest fractal artists in the world here on deviantart......
Undiscovered Gems (1)Yes, I've gone and done it again! As if I'm not busy enough with A Call to Conversation and dA Roadtrip articles, I'm bringing you ANOTHER one! With the launch of the "Undiscovered" browsing option, there are a TON of awesome artworks I've been finding and admiring, and I just have to share them with you guys.Undiscovered Gems (1) in Art Features More Like This
I WILL be taking suggestions for this series, as well, so if you discover something while browsing the bowels of dA that you think needs to be shared, please send me ( betwixtthepages ) a note titled Undiscovered Gems.
Undiscovered Gems 1
Purple Steamgoth Bracelet by CatherinetteRings
Lion In Cages /colour FIN/ by quidames
Botanical BioMorph totem by chib
Loneliness. by trembling-knees
Feature #1 MAY 2014Feature #1 MAY 2014 in Art Features More Like This
We are excited to bring you another great selection from our gallery!
Artist Spotlight #4 read more about it here--->http://allartsupport.deviantart.com/journal/Artist-Spotlights-218391193
Samus Aran Zero Suit 1/4 scale by chiseltown Forgive Me by AyyaSap
Badra by Bea-Gonzalez engywook the neverending story sculpture 2 by yotaro76 Gadget Hackwrench by AllaD8
Is that rabbit from a hat? by DixieLeota The Forest God by Qinni Eye Painting Practice (Youtube Speedpaint Video) by Lilian-Vorne
Barbara by Kittrix centerpiece by amour-raven Wings of Chaos by KeilaNeokow
Horror vs. Sparkly vs. Candy lipsDear deviants,Horror vs. Sparkly vs. Candy lips in Deviant Events More Like This
I'm proud to present you the 1st contest organized by lipnotized-club!
Horror vs. Sparkly vs. Candy lips
Start Date 18th July 2011 - End Date 18th August 2011
Open to members of lipnotized-club
(plese join in order to participate)
1 entry per deviant
Entries must be made specifically for this contest (submitted after the start date and before the due date)
Entries must mention that they are for the contest in the artist's comments by linking to the entries or this news article
ALL FORMS OF ART ARE ACCEPTED as long as all the other rules are followed and the theme is apparent in the entry
Entries need to be sent to this folder
About entries - tips and inspiration
You can chose one of the three given themes and present it in your own cr
Treasures________________________________________________________Treasures in Art Features More Like This
Please, this journal for the featured artists to get more exposure.
One lucky person who favorites this journal will get 100
*the winner is Jadeit3
Thank you all for the support on my previous journal
It means a lot to read it.
And now, little treasures to make you smile (:
eyes by MartaSyrko
Newborn by JeanFan
A PM gift for you and your friend!the Winner: Hello, sweeties!A PM gift for you and your friend!the Winner: in Deviant Events More Like This
Merry Christmas and happy holidays!
Have a wonderful time with your loved ones and I hope Santa left something special for you under the Christmas tree
There is a special dA offer that expires on 26th December. If you give one premium membership as a gift, dA gifts a premium membership of the same value to you.
So I decided to make one of my watchers happy, and they can make their friend happy too.
I decided to give one lucky deviant a 3 month premium membership in the points equivalent.
I won't give you a premium membership directly, 'cos that would mean I would get one from dA myself.
I will give you 636 points (which is a 3 month premium membership value) and when you get it, you can buy your special friend a 3 month premium membership and you will get the same gift from deviantart.
So, that means two premium memberships, for you and your friend (:
But be careful, the offer expires on the 26th o
300 points giveaway - the winnersMerry Christmas, sweeties!300 points giveaway - the winners in Deviant Events More Like This
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Here's my festive little Christmas postcard for you:
In the last couple of days I've already gifted around 2000 points through several giveaways (:
...And since I'm still in a festive mood :iconexcitedlaplz:
I decided to make another giveaway for my watchers.
I want to give 3x100 points to 3 lucky deviants.
The only thing you have to do in order to participate is
[+fav] fav this journal
be my watcher
('cos I made this for my watchers exclusively to make them smile on Christmas. It's a little thank you for all the support you've been giving me, so I wouldn't like to give the points to random person who just hunts for them [Aww])
I will pick 3 lucky winners using random.org.
Names of the winners will be announced in this journal as always.
closing date 28th D