Prettify Your Bloom: Tips and TricksFractal Art WeekMore Like This
Hello! It's C-91 here and, after people asking me tips on how to make flowers with Apophysis, I decided to write this introduction guide for the Fractal Week. There might be more in future.
Live with it: crafting flowers with Apophysis isn't the most original thing ever, but at least we can try to approach to the technique in another way and try to make them different from the multitude of results that can be found here on DeviantArt.
First of all, check the two blooms tutorials by lindelokse, which are the starting point for this technique:
Before we start...
Just so you know, 2D flowers are generally more versatile and suitable for crazy experiments than 3D ones. You can use more variations and plugins on 2D flowers without messing the shape up (and they will still be as spectacular as 3D flowers).
Chaotica Editor BasicsAn illustrated explanation of Chaotica`s World Editor.More Like This
It also features the Apophysis equivalents (when those exist). The left column corresponds to Chaotica, while the right column is Apo.
Iterator (Chaotica) Transform (Apo)
To add a new iterator, use the "New Iterator" button on top of the editor.
To remove an existing iterator, click on it and press Delete.
Transform (Chaotica) Variation (Ap
Apophysis F.A.Q.We noticed there was a constant income of recurring questions about Apophysis on the group's homepage, so I collected the most common ones and Xyrus-02 kindly answered them for us .More Like This
Where do I get Apophysis? Is it expensive?
Apophysis is free, open-source software. That means, it does not cost you a cent. In addition, everyone is able to change the software using
the available source code. This is also why there are different
versions of Apophysis:
The "official" or "main" version of Apophysis. You can download it from Apophysis.org
Apophysis 2.08 3D
The original Apophysis 3D hack. You can download it from Sourceforge.net (where you can also get newer beta versions of Apophysis 2.x)
A popular version of Apophysis including all 3D features, better support for Windows Vista and Windows 7 and a
What is Fractal ArtWe will have a whole week of crazy something. Fractals are pretty and not dangerous at all, altough may cause severe addiction.More Like This
During the Fractal Art week, we will tell about different fractal generating softwares, teach some basic techniques, share some awesome renders, and, of course, chat about fractals, programming, minecraft and love life of certain fractal artists on our chat #Aposhack.
What is Fractal Art?
The very first question here is: what are fractals? TaraRoys made a perfect answer to this question (it is a little flash animation, click to watch):
The world fractal, from Latin fractus (broken, uneven), means : "A geometric pattern that is repeated at ever smaller scales to produce irregular shapes and surfaces that cannot be represented by classical geometry". It was first introduced in 1975 by Benoit Mandelbrot.
Quick'n'Dirty: Reflections and TransparencyFractal Art WeekMore Like This
Note: these are not the holy grail settings for reflections and transparency. They are what this is called: a quick and dirty approach for those who (like me for a long long time) need a place to start and experiment from. All in here is based on what I found out myself or what I was pointed to by kind fellow DA-members. If you find fault with it, have additional tips or whatever, please drop me a note Also, please remember, I am not a native speaker. Either ignore spelling- and/or grammar-mistakes or (even better!) point me to them if you like!
Errmm... Maybe it's not such a Quick tutorial after all... :}
Open these parameters in Mandelbulb3D:
An Amazing Surf 'Roots' How-ToHello! I'm here to give you some tips while working with Amazing Surf formula! Before start to look, checkout Jorge's wonderful AMAZING SURF 2 tutorial over there ->More Like This
Okay. Let's Begin. Open Mandelbulb3D, and replace Integer by Amazing Surf. Zoom little bit out, and it should look like this:
Now change some values of formula:
Min R: 0.1
Rotation1 X: 13
Rotation1 Y: 9
Rotation1 Z: -20
Scale Vary: 0
Sphere or Cylinder: 0
When you zoom into center little bit, you may already see forming some little curls like this:
Now turn on Julia on and put these values:
And we're done! For experimenting, higher or lower surf/julia values and get more mystery shapes! (Tip: Put Asurf to 3-4-5th slot, to put before it different formula. It can enhance your Asurf fractal) Examples:
Texture Tuesdays - RetroRetro arts simplicity of design, rough and imperfect execution, and whimsical nature is a breath of fresh air for those of us who could use a break from the seriousness and perfection of working digitally day to day.More Like This
Below are some fantastic textures from deviant stock artists to help you in implementing that rough and imperfect execution in your next design or masterpiece!
Paper stock 10 by laurengeePaper Stock 1 by laurengeeGroovy by LaTaupinetteLovely circles retro stock by paintresseyeGrunge Texture 219 by dknucklesstockGrunge paper texture2 by olebern:thumb172836758:
:thumb175059276:6 large retro textures 01pack. by julkusiowaTexture Pack- Retro Floral III by rockgemTexture Pack- Retro Floral I by rockgem6 large textures 02pack. by julkusiowa
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
Get Started with Xaos UPDATE2(This time I've mainly updated the headings 2 and 7)More Like This
This is a Short Manual for Beginners who never have handled any Fractal Software before
Xaos is a free open source "easy to handle" fractal software for drawing mainly "Mandel and Julia" type of fractals. It is available for Windows, MacOS, and several LINUX distributions It can be
downloaded from it's webpage,
The install file (Windows) has a size about 1.5 Mb.
1) Install (Windows): Just click the Install file and follow the instructions. It's very fast to install
2) Zooming: When you've started the software, you have a unmagnified version of the Mandelbrot set in your window. In order to zoom, just point with the mouse where you wanna zoom and press the left mouse button. In order to zoom out, press the right mouse button. In order reset the window, got to Reset to defaults under the Fractal menu. <b>