An Amazing Surf 2 Guideline

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By batjorge

Many people went a bit frustrated on not getting anything “cool” from the new Amazing Surf 2 formula recently made by Luca, aka dark-beam :icondark-beam: for Mandelbulb 3D.
If you haven't it in hand you can get it here:…

Here's a brief indication on how you can get nice patterns out of it without hair pulling :D

I've assumed that you already put on the first slot the Asurf2 formula.

Asurf2 Default by batjorge

So, let's change some values:

Scale= 1.325

Min R= 0.1

FoldXY= 0.25

Rotate1 X=0

Rotate1 Y=0

Rotate1 Z= 8


It would look something like this:

Asurf2 Input Values by batjorge

Now go on the Julia tab in the main window or in the 3D navi, as you most prefer, and input the following values:
X= 0
Y= -1.5
Z= 0

Asurf2 Input Values With Julia On by batjorge

Now that's it, you're done basically.

Now you can zoom into different areas finding some interesting shapes:

asurf2 input values with julia onZoom by batjorge

This is a very basic indication from wich you can take a starting point. E.g. changing positive values to negative ones results in inverting the shapes and in cool variations, as well as using the fold fiddler and all other values you wish to change.
Hope it have been useful for you

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inkydigit's avatar

still a great tut! :)

batjorge's avatar

Hope it will be still of use for you :aww: thanks!

jp-perroud's avatar

Thank you for this valuable information :)

batjorge's avatar
Also a little 'trick' I used here is to set all Julia at 0, so it keeps the forms. It may not always work with all formulas but here behaved well :pat:
You are welcome Jean Pierre! :handshake:
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Monseo's avatar
dance dance!
Blankfrancine's avatar
Great tutorial, clears up the mystification of this formula.
batjorge's avatar
You're most welcome for the tutorial, hope its useful for you :)
busyjoyce's avatar
Me again. I used it here… .
This was for a daily challenge.
batjorge's avatar
Oh nice, glad to see it was useful :) Thanks a lot for the mention Joyce :handshake:
busyjoyce's avatar
It is so versatile what you can do with it.
I always try to give a mention. Sometimes I forget who but try not to. 
batjorge's avatar
No problem, you don't have to indeed. Like learning how to cook, you don't have to thank the chief everytime :D
busyjoyce's avatar
True. I just try to remember.
busyjoyce's avatar
This is my tweak of Delicate 4.…
I'm still amazed at how much you can do with Amazing Surf 2.
busyjoyce's avatar
This is a great starting point. I am still new at this and still have a lot to learn.
batjorge's avatar
Hope you will have fun with it :aww:
busyjoyce's avatar
I will. My first try didn't come out good. I'll try again.
batjorge's avatar
It is quite normal :nod: Keep on trying :pc: Let me know anything you might need.
busyjoyce's avatar
Thank you. I only started using MB3D about 8 months ago. I still have a lot to learn. I'm getting there. Every little bit helps.
Davenwolf's avatar
Now just tell me how to zoom in. I can't get much closer than in your third pic 
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