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CELESTIAL by DeepChrome CELESTIAL by DeepChrome
More Apophysis fun. I like trying to get out of my comfort zone in fractaling and seeing what the program can do these days. Granted, maybe the ultimate result is hit-and-miss, but I like learning from the experiences.

Title done in Photoshop 7.0 along with the background since I rendered to .png. I based the gradient off those astronomical photos of the Pleiades you see in star-gazing books and the like.

Not much else to say, honestly. :shrug:
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swirlythingy Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007
Lovely. :)

Oh, and regarding flam3... I found it had to be run from the command line and decided that rendering everything with it just wouldn't be worth the effort.

Anyway, I recently discovered the joys of the inbuilt postprocess option, and the quality of my renders has soared. :) Thanks anyway.
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Actually it doesn't.

The new flam3.exe runs as EXE.

All I have to do is tell Apo to Export Flame (It's under the File directory), and it automatically sends it to flam3 as long as the exe is in the same general area as Apophysis. (My Apo and flam3 are both on the desktop so it works out.)

I've found that since the switch to flam3 I have yet to deal with a grain problem in any single image, wheras with the initial renders through Apophysis, I run into grain problems constantly.
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yulii Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007
I'm just curious now. when you rendered the fractal was it like that with pieces or you put them together in the final work?. it looks pretty cool like that too thou
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
It came out in pieces like this. :D A little rectangle variation works wonders. ;)
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AndrewDBarker Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
Brilliant choice on the name, very ... squary though..

I like it, don't get me wrong, but it's unique.. even for you. :aww:.
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:shrug:

I wanted to get out of my "typical" zone for doing things. My typical zone is more rounded, more repetition, less chaotic stuff. And usually I don't bother with noise variation either. >_>

No telling what I do for my next fractal. My puter's having overheating/graphical issues with games right now, so I'm leery of doing renders till that settles down. It's currently sitting here with its side plate open and a turbofan blowing into it--and it was also recently cleaned out with a computer vacuum.

At least there's some fresh RAM sticks in the machine, so at least RAM won't be a problem. It's just the vidcard that stepdad swapped in here for dealing with games. Apparently the card is the absolute MINIMUM for this one game, and said game is still horking out.

At least it's not locking up out of overheats again. I'll try things out later once they're settled. :shrug:
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AndrewDBarker Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
:hmm:

If you have the money for it, and a big enough slot in your machine, I'd highly recommend a EVGA 320-P2-N811-AR GeForce 8800GTS 320MB 320-bit GDDR3 PCI Express x16 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card.. (:wow:, thats a mouth full.) Here's a quick link: [link] .

It's the card I run, and aside from having a few slight issues with somethings (basically the fact I'm greedy and I want more RAM in my video card), it's an amazing graphics card.

It's probably the best graphics card can buy for your money right now.. and.. if you ever take the leap to Vista, it's fully 100% complaint with DX10.. which is :drool: worthy. :awW:.
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Hmm. I don't have 300 bucks.

Right now I think the better idea might be just to invest in a big-assed fan, get stepdad to cut the hole in the side window, and insert said big-assed fan inside...

Be a lot less than 300 dollars in the end.
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Sep 14, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
They make 250mm case fans now. :D
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AndrewDBarker Featured By Owner Sep 13, 2007  Hobbyist General Artist
:rofl:.
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the-sidewinder Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007
You're looking at Plei in books? XP

Make sure he never finds out!;)

Good to see you're at it again:D
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DeepChrome Featured By Owner Sep 12, 2007  Hobbyist Digital Artist
:rofl: Good one. I had to stop and think becuase I don't think Plei's posted in the forums for ages.
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