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Plasma Flux

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The fractal rendered in Apophysis, the background was made in PSP and GIMP via a rudimentary following of a cool starfield tutorial ([link]).
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r0tt3n-377's avatar
Wow. This is amazing. The black and white(-y blue) contrast so brilliantly, and they just fit together brilliantly. (It also has nothing to do with the fact that I love black and blue... <.< )
You honestly should be getting more views. It's a shame, but it happens very often.
Nice landscapes aswell!!

Yaay! Fav! ((:
Aradon-Templar's avatar
Thank you very much :)
I think I've a long ways to go before I get those thousands of pageviews, though. Just take a look at some of those more skilled artists, like Sanasoke and Tigaer, and you can see why they have so many pageviews =P
r0tt3n-377's avatar
I know what you mean. I'm in that situation aswell, but you're bound to become much better, just practice. Heh.
^ ^ Still, good work so far!
r0tt3n-377's avatar
...I said brilliantly twice. I apologise! ^ ^ (It starts sounding redundant after a while...)
ptkwill's avatar
Looks great I really like what you've done. I tried my hand at fractal art but never really understood how to manipulate it the way I wanted. Great picture!
Aradon-Templar's avatar
Thanks. I never really figured it out either, but if you fiddle with it long enough, it becomes something worth rendering, I think. Just takes a lot of time and attention.
forexus's avatar
Wow that's pretty amazing fractal art! Gr8 job!
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Slayer-Igraine's avatar
*sees cross shape*

It is a holy plasma fractal :O

*nod*
Aradon-Templar's avatar
=P As like me as that would be, it was of no intention of mine. But I'm glad it's found abstract interpretation. Just the thing for critics to like.
skyebluemoon's avatar
Hi My Friend -- good use of space -- the fractal is very self contained -- it works very well -- the repeating in it of the main focal point is a great idea -- colors are my :+fav:s -- the stars in the background do not blend with your main imagery -- add more depth if you can -- you are still learning so do not let this hurt you OK -- it is a very good piece -- take care -- :) :sun:
Aradon-Templar's avatar
Alright, thanks for the tip on the stars. They seemed a bit off, but I guess I'll have to look at finding ways to fix the depth, to avoid having a flat background. Probably would help to have a foreground incorporating the fractal, or else more variation on the star sizes or something. I'll keep this in mind, and thanks for the comment and favorite! =)
skyebluemoon's avatar
Hi My Young Budding Artist -- you are doing just fine -- you are learning & that is good -- I am happy you do not mind me giving you some pointers along the way - it helps a great deal -- I had people help me also I figure I have to give back to what was given to me by helping nice young people like you -- take care & you are doing very well -- your piece is proof on how good you are doing when I take a :+fav: -- :) :sun:
spiritpaintedsin's avatar
All the ones I like that I click on mention Apophysis, I'm gonna have to check that out.

Beautiful image.
Aradon-Templar's avatar
Hehe, fractals are just attractive to people I guess. The smooth colors and glowing stuff do have a certain appeal =)
I would definitely check it out, because it's free and easy to pick up the basics. If you don't like it, not much time lost, but it usually is a nifty program. I just have to figure out how to use it with other programs- fractals may be neat, but they're not too much on their own.

Thanks for the comment!
spiritpaintedsin's avatar
Downloaded it last night, not had chance to install it yet though. Can't wait to start playing with it. Already have quite a few graphics programs (although to be fair I can't use many of them very well, or at all in some cases) so I should be okay once I've figured out how to use it and experimented a little. Thanks for drawing my attention to it, I can't wait to make some of my own fractals.
gaeamil's avatar
That looks like a fun and interesting program. Thanks for bringing my attention to it.
Aradon-Templar's avatar
Glad to help :)
If you haven't searched for it yet, Apophysis is free to download (I just google and the first link will guide me to the latest version). I'm not too good at manipulating it yet, as fractals are hard for me to grasp, but there are numerous tutorials available. Have fun! =)
gaeamil's avatar
Yeah, I actually commented after playing with it for a bit. Could be pretty powerful if you know what you're doing, or even if you don't.

I hate tutorials. I learn as the swallows do, by just trying stuff out myself.
Aradon-Templar's avatar
I'll agree to that, a powerful program, especially when you learn how to manipulate the triangles, which I haven't looked into very much so far. But the smooth, fluid renders make almost anything look good :)

Yeah, with computer programs, I usually like to jump straight in, but I tried that with Terragen Tech Preview and almost killed myself, it was such a long jump down =P
gaeamil's avatar
The triangles are indeed interesting to play with.

Terragen Tech? I just have Terragen 0.9, and I'm good with that.
Aradon-Templar's avatar
Yeah, the Tech's out for use, but it's a doozy. Complete change of interface, and I don't know how everything fits together yet. The documentation covers all the shaders, I think, so I'm hoping it clears it up and I can start getting good at the Tech Preview, too. So far I've seen impressive things with it, but there are very long render times, since it's unoptimized.
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