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Definition of fractal art for this group

For this group fractal art means -

Images made with specific fractal software such as Apophysis, Mandelbulb 3D, JWildfire, Ultra Fractal, Chaotica and Mandelbulber.


Images made with software that has fractal aspects in it such as Terragen, or fractal plug ins such as Gimp, Photoshop


Images that clearly show a repeating pattern across different scales as the main image e.g. not one little corner of the image


Photographs of something that clearly shows a repeating pattern such as some plants, geographic formations

From 16th May 2023 we will expect new members to show in the description, or tags, what program was used to create the image.

For new members to join the group, we must be able to see images that fit the above criteria in their gallery.

Group guidelines and Rules for submitting

Due to the increasing number of spammers and bots on DA - Join requests for members will be voted on not auto accepted. We will check your gallery and if you don't have fractals - don't worry about requesting membership - just watch the group instead.

All fractal art will be accepted as long as it fits the rules below, including from programs such as Terragen and Bryce - place them in the 'other' folder until I see if we need new folders :)

We will not knowingly accept AI images as fractal art.

If you would like to see any new folders opened please send us a note

⦁ Submissions must follow DA policies seen here -…
⦁ Please submit your best work - to the correct folders!
⦁ 3 submissions each day to each folder
⦁ Submit to folder of the program you used - animations and manipulations as well.
⦁ Submissions are NOT auto accepted - we will decide.
⦁ Multiple submissions that are very similar will not be accepted
⦁ Featured folder is not allowed, we will choose work to go there
⦁ No pornographic/nude work or work requiring the mature content filter
⦁ No overtly violent/gruesome work will be accepted
⦁ Journal art features must be promoting other artists, not yourself
⦁ All work/resources submitted must be your own
⦁ Correct acknowledgement must be given for stock used - 'found on google/bing etc' is not good enough
⦁ Anyone found to be submitting stolen art will be removed and reported to DA
⦁ No watermarks or signatures that obscure the image - these will be declined
⦁ No unfinished work/works in progress. We want to see the final art work.
⦁ No blurred images that require people to watch you or pay to see them - we can't check if your image is appropriate for this group.
⦁ Treat everyone involved in the group with respect - those who don't will be removed from the group
⦁ We will always give a reason for declining


We will only affiliate with groups that follow similar guidelines to the above


Please submit a journal with the news - there is a folder for that.


This is something I would like to build up and keep up to date so please send me a note if you know of more to add or if a link doesn't work.

New official mb3d site with the latest version of sw by thargor6
Incendia Next V1.0.5 new version 21st May 2018!
Apophysis 7X…
Apophysis AV
Ultra Fractal 6 (free version will put watermarks on saved images)
Xaos - not updated anymore but still great.
Fractal Explorer
Chaos Pro
Visions of Chaos
Frax (Apple)
Fractview (Android) (download though Google Shop)…
Includes Fractal Zplot, QuaSZ, Fractal ViZion
Fractal Architect (Apple)
Mandel Machine…
Structure Synth

new (inspired with structure synth) by kronpano…
Kalles Fraktaler…
Fractal eXtreme…

Gallery Folders

JWF Flower Sept 2020 by BGai
Golden Alien by eReSaW
Dunes and Skies by Bulldoggenliebchen
Purplebloom by fractal2cry
Daily Deviations
Snake With a Bow Tie by PugnaciousOne
Eye Nebula 2 by PJKfractals
689a2e by AkuraPare
Chaotica 270323 by wlazy
WTF Awards
Lucerna Caligo et Umbra by Tate27kh
Sjhbub by fractal2cry
Water Lilies (after Monet) by OttoMagusDigitalArt
Asurf Oktober by Lowpower12
Free Use Background: Nebula #7001 by Ted-Drakness
Free Use Background: Nebula #3862 by Ted-Drakness
Free Use Background: Nebula #4472 by Ted-Drakness
Free Use Background: Nebula #2864 by Ted-Drakness
Burning Branches by PJKfractals
Cosmic Thing by PJKfractals
Dancing Stars by PJKfractals
Shredded Synchronicity by LukasFractalizator
Incendia - all versions
Ab Incunabulis Infinitum by Tate27kh
An-autumn-look by GLO-HE
Autumn-wreath-for-the-door by GLO-HE
JWildfire 2
Embedded by gannjondal
Sweet Spells by ellorene
Farce by soundlessname
Flight by ivaM
JWildfire FULL
2022-02-11 006 by soundlessname
Sigil Of Protection by GenevieveLaroche
Dimensions by GenevieveLaroche
2022-02-04 014 by soundlessname
Mandelbulb3D 2
Protective Skin by AureliusCat
Culminations by AureliusCat
Surfing Tetrahedrons by janhein
Hungry-Gamins by janhein
Hybrid by carlx
Mindisease by expred
death by thousand cuts by expred
Unfathomable by expred
Ultra Fractal 2
The Tooth of Winter by OttoMagusDigitalArt
Kuiper by acfranks
Stock Resources Tutorials
Groovy Grads 18 by OttoMagusDigitalArt
Non-Digital Fractals - nature and other art
Gypsum  by Crounder
Other programs
Christmas red and green star by ButterflyBlew
Previous monthly themes
News from other groups
NWDA's Travelers 3d ChallengeNWDA'S "Travelers" Open Now Thru July 6, 2020WWW.NWDACHALLENGE.COM CONTEST RULES & GUIDELINES:Contestants are to create a “Travelers” themed piece of their choosing with the highest level of Photo-realism as their goal. (Open to Interpretation – Real Life, Sci/Fantasy, Anything Goes)The contest is open to any 3d software package1 entry per contestant to be completed by a single artist (No Teams)The final render must be rendered within a single application. Image Size – 0.6MB Min – 8MB MaxRendering layers and composing in 3rd party application(s) is permitted. Approved Post-Work – Sharpening, color/level adjustments, resizing, and other subtle techniques that simulate ‘typical’ lens effects, ex. chromatic aberration, DOF, and lens flare. NWDA has the right to reject any image that is deemed overly ‘enhanced’ by Photoshop or other image editors.Non-Approved Post-Work – Replacing and or adding any element via Photoshop or any image editor. All elements must be rendered within the artist’s chosen application.NWDA reserves the right to question any entries construction and may require the artist to submit the Gathered project before approval. NWDA will reject any entries that do not conform to the above guidelines or images that are deemed ‘incomplete’ by NWDA.Contestants must submit judged entry with raw render output image (Composed layers into a single image, Pre-Postwork).Submitted entries must be submitted by above date and time and include an Image title, Artist name, email, & judged entry with raw output image (ex. Composed layers into a single image, Pre-Postwork) Grand Prizes Totaling Over $8,000 USD1st Place SideFX Houdini, Indie LicenseVue Enterprise & Plant Factory, 1 Year SubscriptionE-ON’s Plant Catalog, 25 render nodes, 1 Year SubscriptionTerragen 4 Professional or $700 voucher for annual maintenance feesQuadSpinner Gaea, Professional, Perpetual LicenseSubstance Designer, Painter, Alchemist & Source w/ 30 Mats per month, 1 year Indie LicenseQuixel Megascan’s 1 Year Personal Subscription – 500 PointsXFrog Plants Vol 1 & 2, 2900 Plants (tgo, obj, vob, & 3ds) 2nd PlaceSideFX Houdini, Indie LicenseVue Professional & Plant Factory, 1 Year SubscriptionTerragen 4 Professional or $500 voucher for annual maintenance feesQuadSpinner Gaea Professional, Perpetual LicenseSubstance Designer, Painter, Alchemist & Source w/ 30 Mats per month, 1 year Indie LicenseQuixel Megascan’s 6 Month Personal Subscription – 250 PointsXFrog Plants Vol 1 & 2, 2900 Plants (tgo, obj, vob, & 3ds)3rd PlaceSideFX Houdini, Indie LicenseVue Creator ‘or’ Plant Catalog, 1 Year SubscriptionTerragen 4 Creative or $350 voucher for annual maintenance feesQuadSpinner Gaea Professional, Perpetual LicenseSubstance Designer, Painter, Alchemist & Source w/ 30 Mats per month, 1 year Indie LicenseQuixel Megascan’s 6 Month Personal – 250 PointsXFrog Plants Winner Choice – Vol 1 or 2 (tgo, obj, vob, & 3ds) Travelers Judges Allan MckayAward-winning VFX Supervisor, Owner Catastrophic FX, VFX Artist Industrial Light + Magic, Blur, Prime Focus, Pixomondo (Bloodshot, The Equalizer, Star Trek Into The Darkness, Transformers Dark Side Of The Moon, 2012, Superman Returns)IMDb ProfileGreg TeegardenSupervisor of VFX Digital Domain (Terminator Dark Fate, Avengers Infinity War, Thor Ragnarok, Oblivion, X-Men First Class, TRON Legacy, The Fifth Element, Vanilla Sky)IMDb ProfileAlex JevonVFX Artist Britannia, The Planets, Teletubbies (Lola Post), Mars (Framestore), The Alienist (Peerless) ( The Bible, Atlantis: End Of The World,  Birth Of A Legend Earth’s Extraordinary Journey, Exodus God and Kings).IMDb Profile



If your art has been requested and you aren't a member, please consider joining the group - we'd love to have you!!








Welcome to the November Nexus. Please enjoy!


"Trichet" by @Senzune (Apophysis)


"Aethereal Binding" by @Rychveldir (Chaotica)

Aethereal Binding

"Desire" by @Crounder (Mandelbulb 3D)


"The Quarry" by @b33rheart (Fragmentarium)

The Quarry

"Sugarbear" by @2BORN02B (Fractal Explorer)


"Journey of the Dewdrops" by @LukasFractalizator (Chaotica)

Journey of the Dewdrops

"Alien Bulb Factory ..." by @marijeberting (Mandelbulb 3D)

Alien Bulb Factory ...

"cosmic fractal chasm" by @inkydigit (Mandelbulber)

cosmic fractal chasm

"Found a Fossil" by @gannjondal (Mandelbulb 3D)

Found a Fossil

"Intricate Time Machine" by @PJKfractals (Chaotica)

Intricate Time Machine

"Narrow Escape" by @ellorene (JWildfire)

Narrow Escape

"FireFlies II" by @jim373 (JWildfire)

FireFlies II

"El Fuego" by @z00reka (Ultra Fractal)

El Fuego

"The secret cities" by @photodo94 (Mandelbulb 3D)

The secret cities

"Fractal universe" by @corvair41 (Apophysis)

Fractal universe

"108 Moons Constellation" by @Oxconfig(Chaotica)

108 Moons Constellation

"It Was Acceptable In The 80's" by @OutsideFate (Ultra Fractal)

It Was Acceptable In The 80's

"Strange evolution in a strange landscape" by @janhein (Mandelbulb 3D)

Strange  evolution in a strange landscape

"Boolean Experiment" by @AzimuthDigital (Mandelbulber)

Boolean Experiment
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AkuraPare Featured By Owner Sep 26, 2023
thank you :bow:
AkuraPare Featured By Owner Sep 9, 2023
thanks for the request :sun:
niemsky-sj Featured By Owner Aug 30, 2023   General Artist
thank you  w00t! 
Fracticalizer Featured By Owner Edited Feb 28, 2023  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I accidentally submitted UpsetHeart as Apophysis.  Actually, it was created in Fractal Architect (on iPad Air).  If accepted, please put it in the “other” folder.
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CO99A5 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2023  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you for the recent requests.  Hi! 
5atta Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2023
Hey, thanks for presenting my art here.
And Happy new yeah to all fractalists !
Dopacetic Featured By Owner Nov 17, 2022  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hey Bgai what is the deal with DA flagging things MATURE that are not remotely at all that way. Several of my new ones, and a half dozen of my oldenst ones are suddenly automaticlaly made MATURE only... I never checked them that way... What is DA's major Malfunction here. I Can't be the only one this happening to. 
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phoenixrising77Patty Featured By Owner Sep 6, 2022
There is some serious talent in this group!!  I am amazed at the artwork that I have seen!  Brilliant~! 
lynthompson01 Featured By Owner Sep 1, 2022
UndefinedExpression Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2022  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hello Hmm. Evil plotting in progress. 
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