Fractal Software to Create Beautiful Fractals.Fractal Software To Create These Beautiful FractalsMore Like This
There are many different kinds of fractal generating software out there, just waiting for an artist to create beautiful fractal images.
Many of them are free and some of them even have creators who are members here at Deviant Art!.
There are groups available that are devoted to specific programs....and there are groups that solicit your art no matter which
software you choose to use.
This journal will by no means be exhaustive, or complete....
.....but will give you some idea as to where YOU might like to start on your fractal-creating journey.
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
Multi-Tiling Alien Texture ResourceThis texture can be tiled 14 ways to produce different results!More Like This
2. The whole texture & the middle* @50%
4. Each quarter @25%
8. Each corner & diagonal mirror @12.5%
Base Lavalamp tex: RGB chan flips:
Successively aggressive Crazybump Settings:
Multi-Tiling Alien Texture Resource Folder
* Noticeable lighting variations on all borders @mid 50% tile!
Knowledge is Out There, Grasp It!EDIT 2/13/14:More Like This
Due to a few concerns that I'm overgeneralizing through my use of the word ignorant, I wanted to amend some things:
1. This journal was not written out of a pretentious attitude, in fact it's quite the opposite. I feel the need to share knowledge, and I do whenever I can. I could never be upset with those who truly do not know where to start when it comes to enriching their minds.
2. This journal is not about lording knowledge above those who do not yet possess it.
3. This journal is not about bashing someone for the barriers that can impede or prevent their desire or ability to absorb new information.
4. I do not encourage people to "just Google it," that is why resources are listed at the bottom.
5. If you would like to contribute a resource, please link it in your comments.
I’ve been hearing the phrase “I don’t know what ____ is” a lot as of late and it’s been a little irksome, and here’s why: we are currently living in
A new kind of art: JWildfire V1.20 releaseJust released JWildfire V1.20.More Like This
Again, this is a striking new version with some major new features, so I skipped some version numbers.
First, there are some really cool (and some of them long-awaited) variations
Second, I introduce a new concept of fractal art: generating random fractals by mixing conventional random flames with randomly selected images from the internet, specifically from Wikipedia Commons.
Fractals created this way can look truly amazing, and it can be fun to guess which kind of image may be hidden in a certain fractal
There is a special dialog inside the program which explains all you must know about this feature. This dialog just pops up when you try to create random flames by using the new ”Wikimedia Commons”-random-flame-generator, so you cant miss it
Finally, I simplified anti-aliasing. It is now on a per-flame-basis (not on transform-basis). Makes it more simp
Motion Blur Stills with ChaoticaA quick and very underused technique to create blur effects.More Like This
The principle is simple: you create a short animation and, instead of rendering it entirely, just render one frame, which will be your final artwork.
Step 1: you need some parameters to animate. I used a simple plastic with only 2 transforms.
Step 2: Open the animation editor (Ctrl+T or Window > Animation Editor). Set total length to some reasonably amount of time. I use 30-60sec currently, since its short enough to not get lost and long enough to have some room to tweak to control the blurring.
Exposure time controls the amount of motion blur. No worry much about getting the "right" value right now, since you can change it at any point.
Since we are only looking for one frame and not a full animation, there is no need to create many keyframes: 2 usually do the job. If, after making the animation, there are no frames that you like, you can just change one of th
Parameter pack delayedI was planning for some time to release a parameter pack based on organic shapes for Mandelbulb 3D. It consists in many different formulas such SierpHilbert, HalfOctIFS or others wich are normally used in other contexts. (No ASurf will be included )More Like This
Since some avatars of life I'll be forced to delay it for an indefinite time. I'm seeing anyway a kind of explosion of this kind of shapes and I prefer to wait a bit to see how life will treat me in a short time
Anyway here is a simple one with SierpHilbert to show an advance
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