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Apophysis - Linear Triangles by ChaosFissure Apophysis - Linear Triangles by ChaosFissure
A simple tutorial describing how to create some pretty interesting fractals. It's not too hard; the ultimate generalized synopsis is "fill in the reference triangle with other triangles."

Please be sure to show me what you make from this tutorial because I'd love to see it :D The possibilities of shape and color in these fractals is awesome!

If you have any questions, do not hesitate to contact me!




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ClementinSauvion Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Really nice! How can you do curve tho? ^^'
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Mar 3, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Can you help me understand what you mean?  I don't know if you're referring to curves as in colors, as in the shapes on the screen, or if you mean something else entirely!
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ClementinSauvion Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Curve in the shape ^^' sorry. I did try with triangle and it's nice but I can't find how to create curve shapes ^^
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Mar 4, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In this particular setup, it's going to create those types of triangles.  You'll only be able to add curves with a final transform, unfortunately.  You could try swapping out some of the linear variations with something that's more conducive to curves, but I don't think that'd preserve the tight structure that this creates.
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ClementinSauvion Featured By Owner Mar 5, 2018  Hobbyist Digital Artist
oh oky ^^ thank you :)
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TheMisadventuesofH Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
How do you get solid colors? My fractals all look grainy.
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
In this case, the gamma value is set to 9999 to cause the fractal body to be very strong and opaque.

Grain (versus smoothness) is generally a sign that you didn't render the fractal out long enough, though you can add grain intentionally as an effect for textural purposes.
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TheMisadventuesofH Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Thanks, that helped a bunch!

Another quick question:When I saved my fractal as a PNG, the background turned from black to white. Adding in a black background (added in SAI if that helps any) isn't solving the problem. How do I make it so it appears black when it's a PNG?
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Are you rendering from Apophysis or Chaotica?
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TheMisadventuesofH Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
Apophysis. Do I need to render from Chaotica?
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
The process is slightly different between the two pieces of software, so I wanted to make sure I answered for the correct one.  You're welcome to use either piece of software :D

If you go to "Tools->Settings", there should be a "PNG Transparency" portion under the "General" tab.  If you want transparency, this should be "Enabled," and otherwise disabled.  I don't know how SAI acts with layer information or transparency, so it might have eaten it up upon the import?  Assuming it saved with transparency, it's strange that adding a black layer behind the fractal layer would not respect the alpha of the PNG.

If all you care about is a black background, then disable the transparency described above and open the "Adjustment" tab (view->adjustment).  The background color should be set to black.

If this doesn't work, let me know what's going on!
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TheMisadventuesofH Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2017  Hobbyist Traditional Artist
It worked! Thanks a lot!
(what I made with the tutorial- used Mutation a bunch)
Skeletal by TheMisadventuesofH
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Jul 11, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It sorta looks like a dragon :D  I can't say that see much remnants of the tutorial in it, however XD
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Fi3uR Featured By Owner May 11, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for this <3  i gave it a try too :)
  Trident by Fi3uR
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner May 15, 2017  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Very cool!  The color scheme is really nice and the curves make it seem like a mountain folding over!
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Fi3uR Featured By Owner May 12, 2017  Hobbyist General Artist
and another one :D
Trident 2 by Fi3uR
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shanblue Featured By Owner Mar 18, 2016  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you! I'm rendering one now. Squeeeeeee!
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katdesignstudio Featured By Owner Mar 11, 2016  Professional General Artist
Awesome tutorial. Thank you for making this ^^ So trying this next. I want to fill an elliptic-splits or double bubble with this!
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Radman1919 Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Not the most creative use of the tutorial.
fav.me/d8hjm8y
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Personally, I feel that this fractal type is harder to customize and add personality to than other types of fractals.  While your fractal is reminiscent of frozen spiderwebs, I wouldn't say that it lacks creativity, as it definitely has a different (and imo more engaging) aesthetic than the basic "do the tile and see what the colors do" from just following the steps alone.
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Radman1919 Featured By Owner Feb 11, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you for your input. I have found out that, I'm my worst enemy when it comes to my fractals or art in general. I have only been creating fractals for about a year and a half, that said I'm always looking for people opinions.  :)
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Feb 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I don't think it's uncommon for an artist to be their own worst enemy; I know I'm the exact same way myself, even though I've been making things for...apparently over five years now!  It's not something that gets better with time...but can be mitigated if you have a few people who are willing to offer advice, suggestions, and constructive criticism when you ask them for it ;o
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Radman1919 Featured By Owner Feb 14, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Its always nice to get advice and suggestions.
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bast4cats Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015
Londo Mollari's Brooch by bast4cats


Here is my effort, thanks for the tut!
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I really like the blurry, glowy edge around it.  Very cool :D
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bast4cats Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015
thanks:) (Smile) 
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LadyIvyoftheWood Featured By Owner Feb 9, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
I was not aware of this tutorial, but I believe it's generally how I made Fractured Thought. :)
I'd have to dig for the params to be sure.
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Feb 10, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I am pretty much certain that Fractured Thought would be setup in a similar way based on the shape (three corners) and internal triangulation patterns. :)

I made a few of these things, and saw that no tutorials existed on how to make them. This is just a "tile" of sorts...so I'd hardly be surprised if people have made them in their own ;p
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RationalParadox Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
My first render so far with this tutorial.  I hope you like it!
 Incoherent by RationalParadox  
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Jan 13, 2015  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I left my synoptic comment on the piece of artwork itself! :3
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RationalParadox Featured By Owner Jan 14, 2015  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you!  :D
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RationalParadox Featured By Owner Dec 30, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
A brilliant tutorial!  Easy to follow, but it can produce very diverse results.  I'm having a lot of fun with this one.  Thanks!  :D
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AstronomicalMind Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you very much for this tutorial. Very easy to understand. I created this: astronomicalmind.deviantart.co…, based off of it.

Thank you again. :)
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It's pretty cool ;D  Did you try changing the control points you used for the triangle though?  It looks visibly similar to the one in the tutorial.
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AstronomicalMind Featured By Owner Jul 13, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
I changed quite a few things and added several new transforms. When I reached the point I liked it, I stopped.

Thanks again. :)
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xtensorsl Featured By Owner Mar 13, 2014
Very helpful for a novice like me, and so clearly written. Thanks ChaosFissure!
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Merpalercious Featured By Owner Jan 20, 2014
Wow! Amazing!
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mindpoet61 Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2014
Amazing!  i'm definitely going to play around with this.  Thanks for sharing! 
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Jan 8, 2014  Hobbyist Digital Artist
If you have any questions or think I could improve anything in this tutorial to make it easier to understand, don't hesitate in letting me know!
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Lupsiberg Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Thank you very much for sharing :iconasnowmanplz:
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Dec 23, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Don't mention it, I'm trying to share some of what I know :)  The fractal community has shaped who I am significantly, and through tutorials and other things, I try to help provide resources to keep it alive and as helpful as I can as well :)
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Sin-nombre Featured By Owner Sep 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi there!
Here is my piece done with your great tuto (=
I used DeltaA on a final transform to fill the empty space and nothing more.

I still want to play a lot more.
Cheers!

fav.me/d6lfawb
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Clepsidras Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist General Artist
I got to try this one and this came out:

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Definitly I prefer less triangles. Don't know why. Heheh.
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evjohn13 Featured By Owner Mar 24, 2014
How did you make some of them curved? and also create such distinct partitions with the colors?
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Clepsidras Featured By Owner Mar 31, 2014  Hobbyist General Artist
Hi. Sorry for the time it took me to answer this but I was trying to recover the flame file. As I said in the description

"Somehow I lost the FX information. oO I have the basic triangles I set but I do not have the fx information. I will never be able to render this one again."

And indeed I lost the FX that gives the curve look. I can try to guess that I must have used curl or wave transform somewhere and mess around with the FX triangle.

The distinct partitions with the colors was made by setting each triangle with a different color. You have to experiment several gradient because not all can make a good look.

Hope this helps.
^^;
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evjohn13 Featured By Owner Jul 8, 2014
Hey, thanks for at least replying :) it should help at least a bit haha
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ChaosFissure Featured By Owner Jan 7, 2013  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Ooh, the colors just rock! I also assume that there's some gamma setting/threshold there causing the darker triangle structures to be displayed. Very nice!

Yes, I prefer less triangles as well; all you need is just one or two large triangles, and the rest can be whatever size you want :P
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