Site Update: Bug Fixes, Prints ServicesMore Like This
In our continuous effort to improve the DeviantArt experience, we're publishing weekly Site Updates to keep members informed and to gather feedback. Below is a list of recent changes to the site, bug fixes, and feedback that was brought up by members in the last Site Update.
Preview images weren't working for Film & Animation deviations, when shared to other sites. Fixed by baclap
It wasn't possible to change or remove one's tagline or artist bio from the mobile app. Fixed by justgalym
For a short period, Journal Skins were not properly restricted to Premium Members. Fixed by kemayo
Users who bought Prints without creating a DeviantArt account were unable to access their order history. Fixed by Alisey
The Sta.sh Writer toolbar was not aligned properly on the Write a Journal Entry page. Fixed by kemayo
Structured IFS Fractals - Basic ElementsFractal Art WeekMore Like This
This article is about structred IFS fractals - basically, stuff made with Apophysis, Chaotica, and other similar software. Those aren't formal names of the things - just a little system that makes things easier for me.
A structured fractal is basically composed of main structure (framework), fillers and effects.
This decomposition, of course, is not universal and not even unique (one may see a transform as filler, while another as framework, for example).
This is the transforms or a group of transforms that create the main shapes of your fractal. Removing or replacing one of those transforms with something else will change drastically the looks of the work. Many frameworks have emtpy areas to be filled with fillers .
While some frameworks people use are quite hard to figure out (those are few though, since there are not many people able to find their own original crazy structures), other are common, explained in many tutorials, fe
Borderlands: The Handsome CollectionMore Like This
DeviantArt Presents: Borderlands The Handsome Collection Collection
Return to Pandora with the release of Borderlands: The Handsome Collection. Now available in North America, this new release brings Borderlands 2 and Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! to the Playstation 4 and the Xbox One, complete with fresh graphics and familiar faces.
Borderlands 2 focuses on four new Vault Hunters exploring Pandora as they attempt to overthrow the regime of Hyperion commander-in-chief Handsome Jack, where Borderlands: The Pre-Sequel! focuses on Jack's rise to power. In addition to the main games, Borderlands: The Handsome Collection also features every piece of downloadable content originally made available for both games, and the option to port save files from the previous console generations to the new ones.
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ievan polkaI stumbled upon that great song by Loituma while randomly surfingMore Like This
This is a trance remix I found it lovely.
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Common Frameworks 1: TilesToday, we will quickly learn how to make simple Tiles in Chaotica.More Like This
To do this tutorial, you will need Chaotica and Chaoshelper.
Here, we have 3 examples of tiles:
2. Simple Base
It is easier to use a simple base to set up the tile, and then replace it with something more elaborate.
Create a new empty World (File >> New Empty World), and switch to the Editor. Add a new iterator, and add a Square tranform to it. I set the square amount to 0.8 so the resulting square is 0.8 units wide.
3. Tiling Time
Now, add 4 iterators with linear transforms, and position their affines as on the picture below: 1 unit right, 1 up, 1 left, and 1 down. You can use snap to grid
Pre and Post AffinesA short visual guide of the effects of pre and post affine transforms. To illustrate how they work, we will use two examples: tiled Bubble (check out the tile tutorial to learn how to make it: Common Frameworks 1: Tiles) and a single iterator with Square transform.More Like This
Also, check out the definition of an Affine Transform.
Pre and PostAffines
Both Pre and Post affines work in a similar way, but pre affine is applied before the transforms and post affine is applied after them.
Affine transforms can be used to move, scale, rotate and skew elements of the fractal.
Left, pre affines. Right, a post affine (dotted axes) in the World Editor.
To add a post affine to an iterator (if it is not visible), click on flam3 transform no
MY PORTFOLIOI have just got round to starting my dA portfolio.More Like This
It didn't take very long, no real complaints.
If anyone wants to look at it here is the link:http://rozraynerrix.daportfolio.com/
It is all totally free for premium members and you can have several galleries and arrange them in different ways...
Hope this will encourage some of you to make your own. Once completed you will have a domain name that you can use to send to anyone who might be interested in seeing your art...
I just made one with some of my photos:http://rozraynerrixphotography.daportfolio.com/
You can make as many as you like...
Thank you for the support, All of youI am at a loss for words, things don't seem to be going my way as of late.More Like This
My good friends here at DA said sometimes it gets worse before it gets better, so I will keep hope in my heart.
Thank you all for the kind words and favorites, I really appreciate it. to you all