Origin of StarsOnce upon a time, there was a land full of the plants and the animals. It was beautiful and happy and every living creature had its place there. The Sun and the Moon looked down at it and gave light to these beings. Once, both of them met on the sky when the Sun was getting down and the Moon was rising up.More Like This
Moon complained to his friend: "You shine on the country when everyone is up and you can look down on them. When I shine, my light is too weak and everything is asleep. I´m bored and lonely and I want to share a bit of your light."
But the Sun was selfish and it didn´t want to share its light. Instead, it visited the Rainbow and asked her for advice. The Rainbow came with an idea.
"If the Moon feels lonely, you should give him company, which would never leave him at night. I spend my time bathing in the rivers and lakes, I can give you some shining stones which I found there." And thus the Sun threw the shining stones from the Rainbow on the sky. But their gli
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Use Ducky LiteWay back in early 2013 Ed Algra wrote to me and asked if I would like to try out his new formula the then unpublished "Lucky".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