#89: Frequently Asked QuestionsOk guys, I think it's time to do a little FAQ, because I read the same questions over and over.More Like This
Let me see if it's useful for somebody.
OMG, what is this?
It's a fractal, baby!
What is a fractal?
It's a really difficult question to answer, but I'll try to keep it as simple as I can. So, fellow fractalists, if you're reading, I won't be that precise in answering.
Wikipedia says: "A fractal is a mathematical set that has a fractal dimension that usually exceeds its topological dimension and may fall between the integers."
Wait, what? I didn't even understand myself.
Ok, a fractal is basically the repetition of a same "image". This image can be repeated with its original dimension or fractal dimension (it can be resized).
For example, let's pick the Romanesco Broccoli (the image is from Wikipedia):
As you can see, it's a repetition of the same "peaks" over and over, each of them with diffe
How To Use Ducky LiteWay back in early 2013 Ed Algra wrote to me and asked if I would like to try out his new formula the then unpublished "Lucky". I explained to him that I had only been working in UF for a few months but would willingly help if I could. The formula used here for this tutorial is an earlier one of his and has less variables. As such it is easier to use and more intuitive. Several people have asked me "What is a Ducky?" The easiest explanation is that it is a formula designed to make use of the black area or "inside" of the mandelbrot.More Like This
1. Go to ea.ufm and open Ducky Revisted J. If it isn't already then set it to Ducky Lite from the mode drop down menu. It will look like this
2. Now go to the inside tab and find Lyapunov in dmj.ucl. Click on that and It will now look like this
3.We will need to zoom in. To zoom in hold down shift and drag with the left mouse button. Centre it by hol
D.F.F.Interview with the Creator of JWildfireDaily Fractal Feature for April 19th 2014More Like This
An Interview with the creator of the JWildfire Fractal Program
Andreas Maschke, Conducted by Tate27kh:
D.F.F: First could you tell us a bit about yourself and when you first became interested in Fractal art?
Andreas: I'm a 41 years old, married, and we have a son which is 11 years old. We live in Northern Germany. I have a degree in physics and work as senior software developer for a company creating software for our government.
I had always an interest in (computer) graphics, not only fractals. My first "real" computer was an Amiga which had powerful graphics-capabilities (those days). I created a graphics-software called Wildfire for this platform. Some of those old ideas from the Wildfire-software, for example motion curves, you may find even in JWildfire today
D.F.F: What was your inspiration for creating JWildfire?
Andreas: Initially, I just wanted to