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Incendia NEXT 1.0.3

Journal Entry: Wed Jun 21, 2017, 7:57 PM
Hello,
The new release of Incendia Next is now available for download.
This version is a major update for Incendia NEXT.
Incendia NEXT also includes the following programs:
For the full list of changes: Incendia Next v1.0.3


Incendia Next


Aexion

ps. Still writing documentations.. :pc:

Screenshots:

Incendia Next
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The Sun and his court by Aexion


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Some examples:
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Starting Again.

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 19, 2016, 5:59 PM
Dear Watchers and Friends,

First all, Many Thanks to all my friends who supported me in the events of the Last Journal.
Since that, I received a lot of messages and emails telling me to return the gallery, and at the end I think that I just overreacted.  
So I banned the abusive user and will try to ignore him.
As for the gallery, I returned it and will continue posting my fractals.

Once again, Thanks for all! :thanks:

Yours,

Aexion

The Last Journal

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 8, 2016, 4:37 PM
Dear Friends,

For the last ten years I have been part of DA. And it was good, I meet a lot of friends
and thanks to DA I survived a lot in hard times.  But there's a story I want to share with you.

Ten year ago, I started a forum on my own website, and published my there. One day, one entry
in the forum was from a guy who demanded an equation for the Radiolaria Fractals (a mere spherical ifs variation).
I commented that to Lycium and he told me that such harsh way was not advisable. I agree and just banned it.
Then something horrible began to happens, he begin to attack the server and at the end, I was forced to close the
forum, leaving only the image gallery.


For a time that was a solution, and I continued posting my images at DA without much problems.
Then, one day, seven year ago, he entered on DA and begin again to make problems.
Also, on my own website someone begin to use scripts for downloading the images without caching them almost continuously.
Since I pay for network bandwidth, such extreme downloads almost killed my websites, due to the large number of
images and the quality of them.

At first, the websites almost went down, but I designed scripts for detecting such behavior and for blocking the IP address
from the attacker. Suddenly I received emails from  a single person telling me that blocking access to my website was
evil. Also, he tried from proxy's and the like, but since the attacks always follow the same pattern, the sever just block them.

Meanwhile, here on DA, I notice something curious: As you now, DA has a widget for showing the visitors, well, the same guy was
visiting my page every day. I banned, but then he posted a lot of Deviation misusing Incendia and sometimes telling good, sometimes
telling bad things of the program. I  finally decided to lift the ban and remove the widget, to stop seeing this behavior.

Well, from time to time, I saw the widget and in fact, he visited every day like a clock.

Some days ago I announced that the new version of Incendia was almost ready. And as expected, he made a post first good, then
evil, this time a lot. But this time I'm too weary, so after ten years of continuous problems, I give up.

My decision, in order to end this old struggle is this: In 24 hours I will quit and delete everything from DA.  

I will miss all of you, but after then years, I cannot go on. I suspect that the servers will be attacked (he attacked them
today), but I will effort to keep them alive. These scripts use AI (Fractal coding is not my only passion!) so most probably they will remain online.
 

You will say, that's an extreme measure, but if you look at my gallery in the comments or my profile, you will notice a bit of all of this.

I will miss all of you and the DA experience (except this guy)!

Yours,

Aexion

Daily Deviation!!

Journal Entry: Sun Dec 7, 2014, 7:12 AM


Hello,

I got a very grateful surprise that today one one my fractal animations got a DD!! :dance:

Here is it (An incredible creature that will melt your heart with it's pure cuteness):


Nightmare by Aexion


Many Thanks  to :iconhexachronos: for the suggestion and :iconc-91: for the feature!! :thanks:

Aexion

In another Fractal World

Journal Entry: Tue Jul 22, 2014, 8:05 AM

Aural 1.0






This is the first release of Aural. It produces an endless array of musical fractals.
If you know how to use Incendia, you can also now how to use Aural.
You can find it at AuralFractals.Net

Donations are most appreciated!

ps. This is an example that I posted on SoundCloud:



Video Tutorials

Journal Entry: Thu May 22, 2014, 8:24 AM


Hello,

I have added a new section to the IncendiaWiki for Video Tutorials.

The tutorials are at first very simple, but that's because I'm learning how to do them in the right way, so any idea or suggestion is most welcomed.

Yours,

Aexion

ps. remember, Incendia is a donationware program and donations are really needed!


Some random posts:


The Creature

Journal Entry: Fri May 16, 2014, 10:40 AM


Hello

I must say Thanks! to all who have faved one of my latest Incendia animations. :thanks:

This particular one is a render of a creature has an incredible cuteness that will melt your heart with it's pure love!! :D

Here it it:

Nightmare by Aexion


Bring this lovely creature to your home, make it happy! and obey his orders!! and it will become your master!! :mwahaha:

Oh well, there are more animations made in both Incendia and Geometrica (using Blender) in my gallery.

Incendia EX is now in release 2 and this particular one includes Volumetrica (a solid Incendia version for 3D modeling and printing)

Again, Many thanks for the lot of interest on this particular deviation!

Aexion

ps. remember, Incendia is a donationware program and donations are really needed! If not, this lovely fractal creature will send to you lovely nightmares.. :D

Of Incendia EX VI

Journal Entry: Mon Mar 17, 2014, 8:41 AM


Hello,

Incendia EX VI is now released!, you can download it from Incendia.Net

This version includes all of the previous Incendia EX features, plus several new features, such as
new surface materials, a new editor for interactively build fractal transformations, multiple lights,
and several new baseshapes and fractal generators.  :D

Special thanks to the Beta Testers:

:icontate27kh::iconnic022::iconandrea1981g::iconjahpickney::iconcrypticfragments::iconcapstoned:

for the help in the beta testing period! :thanks:

As always, this release includes Geometrica, the mesh generator for Incendia and the Square Quilt generator.
The donors version also includes the Hexagonal Quilt generator. For an example of it, look at  The Fractal Background Generator on RFractals.net

Remember: Incendia is a Donationware program and donations are really needed!!

Yours,

Aexion

ps. If you find a bug,  please let me know!.




DD!!

Journal Entry: Fri Feb 28, 2014, 4:01 AM


Hello

Today one of my fractals got a DD!!, its a big surprise!! :dance:

Heavenly Lights by Aexion


Special Thanks  to :iconrockgem: for the suggestion and :icontatasz: for the feature!!
I feel honored!! Thanks for everything!

As for new the release of Incendia EX VI, I'm currently running a short Beta test (while I'm updating the wiki) among those who have donated. Once this is over, I will make the main release. :D
So those who have donated and want to test it, please send me an email.. :pc:

Incendia EX V and Geometrica

Journal Entry: Fri Feb 24, 2012, 10:23 AM


Hello,

The new release of Incendia EX, is now available at Incendia.Net
This release includes Geometrica, the mesh generator for Incendia.

Among the new features that I have included in this release, is a Mandelbrot set (experimental!), Quaternionic Kleinians, many new baseshapes, a lot of new random fractal generators,  JPG, PNG, GIF and TIFF support for textures, dmaps, backgrounds and surface maps, several bug fixes, and many other things :faint:

Remember: Incendia is a Donationware program and donations are really needed!!

Yours

Aexion

ps. Unlike most coders, I'm a mere mortal, so there will be bugs, if find one, please let me know!.
pps.  Now, time to continue with Aural, my other fractal program, the musical one..
ppps. The Mandelbrot set interface is horrible, I know.. Next release I will code something better, I promise!


Of Animations

Journal Entry: Thu Oct 20, 2011, 2:35 PM



Hello,

Many requested me about the animations that I have recently rendered using Incendia EX.
Since Incendia only render the image frames, you must assemble them on other software.
There are zillions of programs for assembling videos, but for formats like Animated Gif and Animated PNG, there are very little.

Here are the facts, the tools and the procedure that I follow with some examples:

Animated GIF:
Pros, Small files, faster load times, and there are a lot of tools for making them.
Cons, Only 256 colors! and just one transparency level.

Tools that I use:
IrfanView
VirtualDub

My procedure:
I first use IrfanView batch processing to lower the color depth, from 24bit to just 256 colors with the Floyd Steinberg dithering enabled! (important!), also the images are scaled down here..
Then, I use VirtualDub to open the image files (just by selecting the first one) and then exporting them to a GIF animation.

Examples:
Temple of the Winds _GIF_ by Aexion Shell Animation by Aexion



Animated PNG or APNG,
Pros,  Full color support, 256 transparency levels.. You can see the animations in their full color range.
Cons, Animations can only be seen  in Firefox and Opera (and in Google Chrome with an extension), big file sizes and very few tools for making them.

Tools that I use:
IrfanView
APNG Anime Maker
The Gimp

My procedure:
Irfanview for scaling (no color reduction is needed!), then I load the images on APNG Anime Maker and export them using the maximum compression (9).
Just a note, APNG anime maker don't works directly with my Incendia PNG files, no idea why, I just use Infarview to make the files.
For scaling with alpha transparencies, I use the GIMP (no idea why IrfanView didn't works for them).

Examples (go to the deviation pages in order to see the animations, also, only Firefox and Opera!):
The Temple of the Winds _APNG_ by Aexion Animated Shell by Aexion


If anyone has better tools or better procedures, please let me know!

Just another thing:
Many, Many Thanks to the Anonymous User that yesterday have sended to me a 3 month subscription!! :thanks:

Aexion


ps. If there are interest on this, I can write a tutorial!





Of Incendia EX

Journal Entry: Wed Oct 12, 2011, 9:00 AM
Hello,

The first release of Incendia EX IV  is now available at Incendia.Net
There are several new features on  Incendia, (such as real time animation preview, and neon baseshapes) and I consider this first release as a test.  Next release will have better features (The GPU version, for example, the engine is ready, but i need to finish the porting of the fractal types to it, also need to add the transformation support to the animations).

I have included a little program called Quilts, that generates an infinite amount of Square Quilt attractors. you can use them for texturing as well as desktop backgrounds.
The donors version also includes the Snowflake Generator, that also generates an infinite amount of 3d snowflakes.


For more information, please visit the IncendiaWiki
Here is a  Very Simple Animation Tutorial.
(I'm currently writing more!)

Remember: Incendia is a Donationware program and donations are really needed!!

Yours

Aexion

ps. Hope that all goes well ^^;
pps. As soon as possible I will write the animation tutorial.
ppps. Very soon, my second fractal foundation, since two (actually four!) are better than one.. ;)






Thanks for all!!

Journal Entry: Tue Sep 20, 2011, 2:51 PM
Hello,

Many, Many Thanks to all who have featured my work yesterday and today!!, in special to SuicideBySafetyPin who have organized this Inspiration Station!

It's a big surprise that left me speechless! :thanks:

What a day! my gallery has blazed in visits and I have received  a lot of fav and comments!!

So, again,

Thanks for all!



Oh, I forgot.. in few days, I will release Incendia EX IV (with a little surprise :D )..



A little play on escapetime

Journal Entry: Fri Apr 22, 2011, 6:49 AM
Hello,

I have been lately playing with the escapetime algorithms and while my results are pretty crude, its has been fun..:)
They are at the end of this post..

Now its time to return to Incendia, need to write that laser and other magics tutorial!. :pc:
Does anyone want any other type of Incendia tutorial? :?


Yours

Aexion

ps. If you ask about why theres not an escapetime generator on Incendia, thats because  I often found the IFS algorithms strangely attractive, so I move very little away from them..:D





The Transparency Tutorial

Journal Entry: Thu Apr 14, 2011, 8:10 AM
Hello,

I have posted the Transparency tutorial in the IncendiaWiki, here is the link:
Transparencies

Also, there are several new Incendia 1.5 example parameters  in the Tutorial pages:
Example Parameters

Later I will write the tutorials about how to render hot glowing plasma and other metamagical effects. :D

Yours,

Aexion




Incendia 1.5

Journal Entry: Mon Mar 28, 2011, 3:40 AM
Hello,

There's a new release of Incendia 1.5 on Incendia.net

This release is a bug fix version of the first Incendia release.

The bugs fixes are:
1. The baseshape editor browser bug (sometimes not showing the right baseshape).
2. The strange open file dialog that appeared on the baseshape Array control.
3. The Maximize and Minimze bug. On some systems, when Incendia was minimized and maximized, it showed nothing but a black window.   

I also made few changes on the append baseshape option and added some new files (mostly dmaps and textures).

For more information about Incendia 1.5, please visit the IncendiaWiki
(I'm currently writting the docs!)
Remember: Incendia is a Donationware program and donations are really needed!!:thanks:

Yours

Aexion

ps. If you find a bug, please let me know!



Incendia 1.5 First Try

Journal Entry: Tue Mar 15, 2011, 4:25 PM
Hello,

The first release of Incendia 1.5 is now available at Incendia.Net
I made several changes on the main engine of Incendia and I consider this first release as a test.
If all goes well, then there will be a second release with more support files and several new options
that many users has requested.

For more information, please visit the IncendiaWiki
(I'm currently writting the docs!)
Remember: Incendia is a Donationware program and donations are really needed!!:please:

Yours

Aexion

ps. If you find a bug, please let me know!





Benoit B. Mandelbrot (1924-2010)

Journal Entry: Sat Oct 16, 2010, 1:19 PM
Friends,

The Father of Fractal Geometry has passed away on October 14 at age of 85:
en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Beno%C3%…

I cannot express the sad feeling that I have.
He was the creator the fractal geometry and the main influence of all of my works. His discoveries gives us an insight of how nature works, from the coast line up to the shape of galaxies and even the shape universe.

Rest in Peace.

"Clouds are not spheres, mountains are not cones, coastlines are not circles, and bark is not smooth, nor does lightning travel in a straight line."
                    Benoit Mandelbrot, The Fractal Geometry of Nature

Incendia 1.4

Journal Entry: Mon Aug 23, 2010, 4:20 PM
Hello,

I have updated Incendia to version 1.4, so you can download it from Incendia.Net

This version has all of the EX version features, including mesh exports.
For more information, please visit the IncendiaWiki

Important note:This version is compiled for standard computers and will not work on very old ones. Later I will release a version compatible with old computers.

Remember: Incendia is a Donationware program and donations are really needed!!

Yours

Aexion



Incendia EX Third Iteration (and final!)

Journal Entry: Fri Jul 16, 2010, 2:39 PM
Hello

I have uploaded to the server the third iteration of Incendia EX.
If all goes well and there are no bugs, it will turns to be the next Incendia (v1.4), so let see what happens.

Owners of Incendia HR (and EX) who want to test it, please let me know. (send me an email, please) :D

For the features, just look at the wiki page:
www.incendia.net/wiki/index.ph…

Aexion