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
How to find out what a transform doesNot really a tutorial this time, just some exploration ideas.More Like This
There is no extensive guide to all transforms and plugins. So how do people figure what they do? The way is to experiment, and there are some techniques that work quite well for me.
As examples, i will use spherical and loonie.
A short note
For all the mathods below, make sure you try the following:
Change all the variables and try different combos of themMove the pre affine of the transform aroundScale and rotate the pre affine
Add it as post transform to squares or circles
Start (from blank) with square or sineblur, and add the variation you want to try out as post transform.
Lets start with square:
default square spherical post_transform loonie post_transform
Coloring in Apophysis - Part 1A brief guide to coloring in Apophysis. A Chaotica tutorial on the subject coming out soon tooMore Like This
Special thanks to BoxTail for reminding me about an important tool the dummy here forgot to add.
Last but not least, if you fancy the gradient i used as example here, you can download it from:
To change or edit your gradient, you will use the Adjustment window. To open it, click on the gradient button under the menu.
A new window will open:
1 - Getting a new gradient
There are 4 basic ways to change your gradient:
Presets: click on the Preset button to view a huge list of built-in gradients.Gradient Browser (first button on the right): allows to load user created gradients. You can download some nice packs